#32 – George Couros – What The Innovator’s Mindset Brings to Good Teaching

In this episode, we speak with George Couros who is an Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership consultant. He is also the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset”.

Before he was touring the globe on the speaking circuit and helping schools bring the Innovator’s Mindset to their students, we worked together in the same school division. I remember George’s eternal optimism and vision for a better education system. I also remember his drive to live the principles he now talks about in his book.

In short, what his nearly quarter of a million followers already know, is that he is an inspiring educator and I think almost everyone will be able to take away a lesson or 2 from our conversation.

You can connect with George on twitter at @gcouros or on his website https://georgecouros.ca/

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Show Notes

George highly recommends blogging and says that it is the last piece of technology that he would give up. Check out his blog at https://georgecouros.ca/blog/

App Recommendation: https://aaptiv.com/ is a workout application that has helped George with his fitness and overall health.

Book Recommendation:

Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros

Drive by Daniel Pink

All Stephen Covey books

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Health Recommendation:

George does not look at his phone/computer in the morning until he has finished a workout. He feels like this prioritizes his health and stops him from getting stuck in social media to the loss of his health.

He also reads everyday. He likes to read other teacher blogs, but not exclusively.

Inspiring Person or Organization:

George lists his brother, Alec Couros, as a big inspiration in his work.

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#4 – Dr. Randy Hetherington – The Power of Relationships

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