Ink Spot Strategy and Innovation

If you choose the role of innovation leader, then it requires you to incubate those fragments of ideas that bubble out of teachers and kids every day. It is paramount that we recognize them, amplify them, and allow the wisdom of the crowd to nurture them. Outside of education this has been called ink spot strategy. Ink spots when allowed to ooze create a mess, and in education, these are often positive messes. The question for us is then, how do we support the ink spots in our schools by protecting their space, removing barriers, and allowing their "ink" to spread.