CHAPTER 3. The Renegade Code 

Flipped Book Study: Watch before reading to enhance your learning.

Audio Outtakes: Supercharge your book study with these shareable chapter-by-chapter audio clips with colorful commentary. Connect with Brad to schedule him to join your book study or university class "live" on Skype, GHO, or Voxer.

Water Cooler Questions:


  1. What is a connected pedagogy?

  2. Which tenets from the Renegade CODE are most important? Why?

  3. How might pedagogy help us apply innovation to best practice?

Additional Listening/Viewing:


  • What is Pedagogy? This two minute video provides an academic definition for the term, pedagogy. What parts of the video resonated, and what do you think has changed since 2011? 

  • Mindshift: This video shows the power of inward change. If we want to change education we have got to take a courageous look at pedagogy and mindsets.

Additional Blog Posts:



A short reflection on pedagogy and the purpose of education.



Why do we continue to teach and lead using a familiar pedagogy? This blog post reveals the role (and strain) of cognitive dissonance in perpetuating the status quo.

Additional Books:


  • Passionate Learners (2015) by Pernille Ripp


  • Freedom to Fail (2015) by Andrew K. Miller

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Dr. Brad Gustafson is an elementary principal, author, and speaker. He believes schools can be spaces where creativity and innovation thrive, but only when we prioritize relationships and a relevant, connected pedagogy. 


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This TED-inspired talk introduces a real-life renegade, and unpacks the basic tenants of a digital-age pedagogy.



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Double-Down Challenge:


Personalize your learning by selecting from mini-challenges at the conclusion of each chapter. Most chapters offer at least two different options to personalize your learning. Choose the mini-challenge that you would like to 'double-down' on, and then click HERE to track your progress on the Worlds of Learning digital badging platform.

  • Challenge 3.1: Pedagogical App-rehension

Approach conversations about technology, communication, and apps/tools with a new level of discernment. The next time you share a new app, identify what tenet(s) of the Renegade CODE the app supports. Share the pedagogical reasons along with your endorsement of the app.

  • Challenge 3.2: Innovate Like an Artist

Jackson Pollock was an innovative artist whose skill was uncanny. Introduce an innovative element to your staff meetings, but do it with purpose and precision. Which tenets of the Renegade CODE will support the innovation you will introduce to meetings?