A classroom can sometimes feel like a high stakes environment - especially in an age where teachers are often heavily evaluated on their students' performance on standardized tests, which may only offer a snapshot of learning at a fixed time. In the course of a school day, there's an incredible amount of urgency teachers feel to get through content and ensure students are learning. Classrooms, then, don't always easily lend themselves to innovation and experimentation - especially if that experimentation means taking a risk on what you might be able to cover in the course of the school year.
What if schools created an environment or system that freed them up to test out something new. For example, I've heard of some schools establishing "innovation groups" - cohorts of teachers who have a designated time each week or month to come together and dream about ways the school might push on what's possible for their students.
OR - what if there was an elective that students and families could opt into that would allow teachers to test new ideas - new technology, lesson formats, routines around space, etc. - with a dedicated cohort of students who would give them feedback on what worked and didn't? The students would have the opportunity to co-design the school experience - and teachers would benefit from hearing firsthand what's working and what's not.
If you're a teacher who has tried something like this at your school - I'd love to hear how it worked!