I guess I see it as a ‘no brainer’. We have lots of room for improvement in education. More students need to be excited about learning. We need to do better with all levels of students. Our brightest deserve to be challenged and energized about learning. All learners ought to be stimulated and encouraged to
Does your district have a shared vision: For high outcomes for all students? For the role of technology in the educational process? For the learning rights of each and every student you serve? Margaret J. Wheatley in her book, Finding Our Way: Leadership For an Uncertain Time, 2005 Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. on pages 103 &
Courage. Encourage. Two words, same origin. Heart. You gotta have heart. Miles and miles and miles of it. There’s no bravery or boldness without heart. There’s no spirit of support without heart. There’s no sacrifice or soul without heart. Nothing great ever gets done without heart. You gotta have heart. And at the heart of
Gaps can be a good thing. Peter Senge says: “Truly creative people use the gap between vision and current reality to generate energy for change.” Motivation for change is often lacking without a gripping positive vision that you are committed to. The current situation is the current normal – and the usual situation is ‘comfortable’.
When we have a good idea and we know that it is a good idea – we just want it to be implemented. Yet, the ‘problem spotters’ take one look at our good idea and see all the ‘problems’ they are looking for. Let’s say the idea is: a school district that wants to increase
Perhaps the crux of success or failure of American education is for leaders to know which practices to hold on to, which ones to discard and how to significantly improve execution of effective research-based practices, as times change. ~ J Eck, 1/27/10 MASA Conference A lot of classroom, building and district wide practices aren’t working
As school leaders we are responsible not just for today’s learning – we are also responsible for tomorrow’s. We don’t get to be comfortable with the status quo. Each and every student deserves productive, rich and fulfilling learning opportunities today and tomorrow. Technology is a positive resource in our work! As school leaders we need