From Learning to Innovating

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Students apply what they learn in cool innovative ways - as they learn it!


Imagine the excitement of stepping beyond mere learning to create innovative improvements – based on your lesson.

This innovative learning kit includes templates and tools to foster creative innovation for any lesson. Rather than simply read or discuss course content, students will improve one issue in lesson content with an innovative solution.

Students use the innovator’s kit to identify one problem area in any lesson. They design an innovative solution that capitalizes on their talents, interests or experiences.

With this brain based activity student innovations offer doable solutions to problems identified in the lesson content. How so?

In English classes, problems may be spotted within essays on controversial topics from a novel, play or non-fiction books read.

In History classes innovations may consist of replacing war strategies outlined in the text, with robust peace plans you design to lead a peaceful direction that improves results.

In science classes solutions may offer energy or electricity in new ways that you propose to end a specific battle you identify.

Students love the cool brain facts included to show how their awesome brains shape different kinds of questions.

All materials here relates to common core standards (included) for middle and high school.

From Learning to Innovation Contents include:
Poster to inspire ideas 3
Overview -innovation across curriculum 4
Questions to help you spot the gap 5
Team formations 6
Graphic organizer for innovation launch 7
Summarize your innovation 8
Hot Seat Brain Task 9
Hot Seat Brain Task visual 10
Teach directions for hot seat task 11
Role players respond with questions 12
Improvements made from differences 15
Improvements based on brain facts 16
Brain fact improvements applied 19
Cool innovative questions innovators ask`20
Further facts about 2-footed questions 21
Serotonin’s mark on your innovation 22
Challenges – possibilities 23
Question and the brain - poster 25
Common core standards addressed 30
15 Bonus recourses for innovations 31
Contact me 48

Additional Bonus Resources Were Added to Include
Rubric templates and sample 32
Survey to gain innovative ideas 35
Survey your multiple intelligences 36
Multiple intelligence tasks 37
Chart your multiple intelligences 38
Choices that impact innovations 39
Graphic organizer to plan project 40
Fly like an eagle at work 41
Survey to help you disagree well 42
Tone skill growth form 44
Student-led tone assessment 45
Additional brain based materials 46
Innovative games 47
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Permission to copy for use in one classroom only. License available for electronic distribution in more than one classroom.

Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.

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All the best as you learn and lead with the brain in mind!

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Created by Ellen Weber, Brain Based Tasks for Growth Mindset
Total Pages
48 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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