By supporting teachers, leaders can support innovation

In a panel at last week’s SXSWedu, moderated by The Teacher’s Guild Director Molly McMahon, a trio of two Texas K-12 administrators and a district teacher of the year from Georgia discussed the benefits of letting teachers drive innovation. Spring Branch Independent School District Associate Superintendent Elliott Witney, El Paso Independent School District Superintendent Juan Cabrera, and Gwinnett County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Valerie Lewis have all seen firsthand how schools and districts can transform when teachers are given more input and agency.

Source: Are teachers K-12’s greatest untapped innovation engines? [SXSWedu 2017] | Education Dive

It goes back to Dan Pink’s Drive. Autonomy, mastery, and sense of purpose are the foundation of motivation.

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