Innovation in education became a buzz word before it had a chance to become reality. It was being killed at inception for the safety of those who cherish education as the ultimate firewall against change. How can a profession that loves the academic term as an endless source of new, naive audiences for the same old show be expected to instill a mentality of innovation? The teaching profession is, itself, a denial of innovation. Yes, some of us mean to be innovative but we are designed to recycle buzz words and buzz words are not real. Some of us realize this and it makes us depressed and cynical as we blame the system for our shortcomings. And others don’t realize this and that makes them, at best, clowns until they’re pulled from the stage. The students learn what they can but it’s rarely innovation.

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