The InnovatED Blog

Building on Ideas: School Competition & Innovation

Posted by Angi Beland on Jan 19, 2017 11:29:00 AM

An organization built around the idea of inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders, FIRST, offers students an amazing learning opportunity. But, it also offers a valuable lesson on the pathway to successful innovation far beyond science and technology.

The foundation of FIRST is a concept called Gracious Professionalism. It’s an ideal that suggests fierce competition and mutual gains are not separate notions. FIRST also teaches kids Coopertition®, defined as displaying unqualified kindness and respect in the face of fierce competition. Coopertition means competing always, but assisting and enabling others when you can, leading to unprecedented innovation.

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Topics: Vision, Branding, Leadership

School Branding: What does it take?

Posted by Becky Carlton on Mar 16, 2016 5:07:42 PM

How does your school's brand impact your outcomes? Do parents, students and community stakeholders understand your brand and mission? Looking at the media today, it can be easy to become overwhelmed and even fatigued with trying to battle the misinformation that is continually being rolled out to the public. Branding can be a business-term that can be misconstrued in the education sector, but can have long-term impact on your school! 

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Topics: Branding, Marketing

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