WanderlustEDU book got everything that our education need right now from setting up the fearless journey of innovation to moving forward continuously with your community.
Through the eyes of educator, researcher, trainer, Micah Shippee, Ph.D, the author of the book, captures essential element of innovativeness in education and consistently engages, moves, and challenges your ways of thinking about innovation as pedagogy of the future with a whole new perspective.
Bridging the Gap between Research & Practice
Among many educational technology books, journals, and researches I have read, Wanderlust EDU has one of the most compelling combination of scientific researches, engaging stories, various approaches, practical examples, and relevant exercises that will help innovators measuring the success of innovation.
By meaningfully connecting sound research, practical experience, and examples, Micah provides an ultimate map and itinerary for innovators to plan their journey of change that will not only impact themselves but also disrupt school in an uncomfortably exciting way.
Nobody who reads the book looks at innovation the same.
The world is changing super fast. Micah believes it is very important for educators to start their innovation journey, not with technology but with a simple question: what are the best things for students?
There are many school leaders and educators realise change is not easy because it will challenge them to disrupt culture “the way it’s always been done.” Dropping new technology and innovation into existing system without properly planning (which often happen in many organisation) often cause anxiety, frustration, and apathy that become the barriers of adoption. It takes a journey of faith that challenge us to deeply reflect on what we want to achieve and how we use technology as a vehicle to achieve our goal.
One of my favourite parts of the book are two useful features that change the way I approach innovation: Waypoints & Signpost.
Waypoints, a section that challenge you to pause, reflect, plan your action to improve your practice.
Signpost: a useful guide that inspire you to move in the direction you can always relate to.
You are not alone & can’t be alone!
Micah also believes that facing the uncertainty of technology can’t be done alone since it takes community to shape your innovation process through empathy, sharing, and empowering culture that build the courage to act. By sharing his stories of implementing emergent technology, Micah challenges you to rethink how to make your innovation meaningfully connected in the best possible way for your community.
Believe me, after you finish the books, your perspective of innovation, change, and adventure will go to the next level of excitement as you will know who you are in the innovation process, what your role and how you manage your role to impact your community. You’ll come away with greater empathy and clearer strategies to involve your tribe in the ways you’ve never imagined.
Overall, the book brilliantly made me don’t want to go back to the old mindset where I used to be. Be ready to experience WanderlustEDU!