May 22, 2020

Episode 5: Innovating Inside the Box and Building Relationships with George Couros


In this episode, we talk about building relationships in the COVID-19 era with educator and author *George Couros.* ( https://georgecouros.ca/blog/ ) George has served students for over 20 years in key roles as a teacher, principal, technology coordinator, and district administrator. Heis also a highly sought-after public speaker, author, and avid basketball fan. (That makes him a forever guest on our show by the way)  He can be found sharing his love of basketball, his personality, and professional learning on all social outlets. George is world renown for his work in leadership developmentGeorge has written, “ *The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity”* ( https://www.amazon.com/Innovators-Mindset-Empower-Learning-Creativity-ebook/dp/B016YTBZKO ) and *“ Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator's Mindset”* ( https://www.amazon.com/Innovate-Inside-Box-Empowering-Innovators/dp/1948334127 ) with Katie Novak. George’s books couldn’t have been written for a better time in education.  We talk about the necessity to get educators to build meaningful relationships with students by understanding the culture of students they teach. Specifically, marginalized students who may be underserved will be engaged by a teacher who invests time in relationship-building. The master teacher will then flip that interest into the subject matter to achieve student success. George reminds us that “Innovating Inside of the box” is the most useful tool available to educators. We say that  Flipboard makes that process even easier.Writers: Stacie Boudrie, Dr. Micheal Milstead, and William Jeffery Producers: Stacie Boudrie, Dr. Micheal Milstead, and William Jeffery Music used in this episode was authorized by the following: Copyright Chillhop Music - https://chll.to/ad1e4411 Copyright Chillhop Music - https://chll.to/b9bb917b Copyright Chillhop Music - https://chll.to/ad1e4411

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