Concordia Shanghai Sep 6 2023

Innovation in Action: The Creative Educator at Concordia Shanghai

Creative Learning


Innovation is the driving force behind positive change in education, and creative educators play a crucial role in fostering innovation in the classroom. At Concordia International School Shanghai, we recognize the power of a creative approaches to teaching and the impact it has on student learning. Join us as we explore the importance of innovative teaching and how Concordia Shanghai provides a thriving environment for educators.

Why is a Creative Mindset Essential for Educators? 

Innovative teaching requires thinking outside the box, challenging traditional practices, and embracing new approaches to teaching and learning. A creative instructor brings fresh perspectives, and engages students in unique ways to  spark their curiosity. At Concordia Shanghai, we value and celebrate creativity and innovation in education. Our school encourages teachers to explore creative approaches to teaching, integrate technology and create dynamic learning experiences. 

We understand that a creative mindset is essential for educators to inspire and engage students. By encouraging teachers to consider innovative teaching practices, we foster an environment that supports critical thinking, problem-solving and the development of essential 21st-century skills. Our educators are encouraged to take risks, experiment with new instructional strategies, and adapt their creative approaches to teaching to meet the needs of diverse learners. By embracing a creative mindset, educators can create an environment where students are encouraged to explore, ask questions and collaborate with their peers.

Characteristics of a Teacher at Concordia Shanghai

At Concordia Shanghai, we seek teachers who possess essential characteristics and qualities that define a great educator. Our teachers are:

  • Adaptable: They understand that each student is unique and brings their own strengths and challenges to the classroom.
  • Creative: Our educators design engaging activities and projects that stimulate students' imagination and encourage out-of-the-box thinking. 
  • Student-centered: They build positive relationships with their students, create a safe and inclusive classroom environment, and prioritize the social-emotional development of each student.
  • Collaborative: They engage in professional learning communities, share ideas, seek feedback and learn from one another. 
  • Adventurous: They embrace challenges, adapt to new cultural contexts, and have a genuine curiosity about the world. 
  • Innovative: They are innovative in their approach, constantly seeking new strategies and techniques to improve student outcomes.
  • Leaders: They foster a love for learning and instill in students the confidence to pursue their passions and make a positive impact in the world.

Thriving in an Innovative Environment

Innovative teaching thrives in an environment that embraces new ideas, encourages knowledge sharing and fosters a culture of continuous growth. At Concordia Shanghai, we provide our educators with opportunities to expand their knowledge through professional development programs, workshops and conferences. We believe that professional growth is essential for educators to stay current with the latest research, best practices and creative approaches to teaching.

At Concordia Shanghai, our educators are passionate about their own growth as professionals. They actively seek opportunities to learn, engage in self-reflection and collaborate with colleagues to enhance their innovative teaching practices. We provide ongoing support and mentoring to guide our educators on their professional development journey. By embracing an innovative mindset and a passion for growth, our educators create dynamic classrooms that inspire students to reach their full potential.

Support for Innovative Educators

At Concordia Shanghai, we understand that engaging in creative approaches to teaching requires support. That's why we provide our educators with a wealth of resources, cutting-edge tools, and technology to enhance their teaching practices. Our school invests in professional development opportunities that empower educators to stay updated with the latest research and best practices in education.

Through conferences, workshops and collaborative learning communities, our educators have the opportunity to engage with experts in the field, exchange ideas and gain new insights. We encourage our educators to pursue advanced degrees, participate in research projects and contribute to the broader educational community. By providing these resources and support, we ensure that our educators have the knowledge and skills to effectively implement innovative teaching practices.

Innovative teaching

Beyond practical resources, innovation is woven into the fabric of who we are as a school community. Our collaborative and supportive culture fosters knowledge sharing, mentoring, and collaboration among faculty members. We believe that innovation flourishes when educators work together, share ideas and support one another. Our educators have access to a network of experienced colleagues who serve as mentors by providing guidance, feedback and support. As we foster a culture of collaboration and creative approaches to teaching, we create an environment where educators can thrive and continue to push the boundaries of teaching and learning.

Impact on Student Learning

Innovative teaching practices have a profound impact on student learning outcomes. By inspiring curiosity, creativity and a love for learning, innovative educators create a classroom environment that is dynamic and engaging. Students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they tackle complex challenges. They become adaptable learners, prepared to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Through innovative teaching practices, our educators cultivate skills that are essential for success in the 21st century. Students develop strong communication and collaboration skills as they engage in collaborative projects and presentations. They become confident in their ability to think critically, analyze information and make informed decisions. Our educators also foster an entrepreneurial mindset, encouraging students to take risks, embrace failure as an opportunity for growth, and develop a passion for lifelong learning.

Join a Teaching Community For Innovative Educators 

Join our vibrant community of educators and make a difference in the lives of our students. At Concordia Shanghai, we are committed to fostering innovation and supporting creative, forward-thinking educators. 


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