Innovation never happens by talking about it. Innovation is action, and action is innovation. Too often, we are looking for books, leaders, and others to bring us to innovation, but innovation is a mindset surrounding action. It is a lens in which the world is viewed. It is taking the opportunities in front of us and amplifying them. Are we tolerant enough of those that do things different in our schools as it is in these spaces where innovation grows? Take steps to be different. Don't get sucked into the vortex of average teaching and average leading. Use the infographic below as a place to begin. Innovation is always the way out, the road forward, and a place where the richness of what is possible exists.