As a school leader, you make an incredible amount of decisions – both instructional and operational – in a day, a week, a month, a school year, and certainly over an entire career. Why do you do what you do? Do you reflect on what values and beliefs are at your core as a school […]
A new video on the less-discussed role of leadership in 21st century education. We agree learning is different today and teachers must change the delivery of instruction. What about leadership? How should effective educational leadership look different in the 21st century?
I attended a one-day workshop presented by Chuck Schwan and Bea McGarvey on their recent book: Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning – Learning in the Age of Empowerment. It was an interesting day and fun to be among like-minded educators thinking about possible reforms in education – ones that actually make sense. In the book and […]
I’m listening to Susan Scott’s recent book, Fierce Leadership. She has an enjoyable writing style. One of her analogies was something to the effect of – I’m paraphrasing – Are your best leadership practices like eating peas with a knife? Then maybe you need to rethink those practices. I can see I’m going to enjoy […]
You may have seen Sir Ken Robinson’s two TED talks: Do Schools Kill Creativity? and Bring on the Learning Revolution! Earlier this year, Sir Ken spoke at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast, focusing on creativity, imagination and leadership. Michael Hyatt interviewed Sir Ken after his talk. Here are some of my notes and thoughts. Creativity & Innovation […]
I have been working my way through Kegan and Lahey’s Immunity to Change and think it is an important construct for us school leaders to wrap our collective heads around. Plateaus of Mental Complexity (Kegan and Lahey, 2009. Immunity to Change. p.16.) Mental complexity can change over the course of the lifespan and generally gets […]
via Quantum Progress I think this short video from Dan Meyer contains so much to help us think about redefining a vision for connected teaching in the 21st century. Some questions worth asking: Do we have leaders ready and able to take us into the future? Are the ideas included in Dan’s video even on […]
Innovation was the focus of the latest Educon 2.3 conference. Since I tend to look at everything through the lens of leadership, I was wondering where leadership and innovation overlap. One of the (what seemed to be) most re-tweeted tweets came from Bill Ferriter: “Note to principals: If you want me to innovate, you’ve got […]