School visions must articulate clarity, coherence and leadership values @PEN_UltimoOD @ChrishabChris @salhaidar3. Louise Reynolds sur Twitter : "So... Views of the staff. Louise Reynolds sur Twitter : "Exec afternoon begins with: 3 words you'd like our school to be known as... 10 Ways to Find a Powerful Grounded Question. Put people back into the frame.
In tackling complexity, the deep insights are often where experts rarely look. They’re in simple human stories. The way to unearth them is to ask a question that can’t be answered with bullet points. A grounded question makes us reach behind abstract explanations into lived experience. Abstract questions only need bullet points. How to find a powerful grounded question: Be curious about people.Put people back into the frame.Immerse yourself in the context.Look for pride and joy, meaninglessness and frustration.Start imagining a better story.Think ‘brilliance in the room’ before ‘best practice’ elsewhere.Think across and beyond boundaries.Think conversation before communication.Look at the problem ‘sideways’.
Now think of a question that will draw out stories. Grounded questions bring real people and context to the fore: Abstract: “What culture do we need?” Mark E. Weston Ph.D. sur Twitter : "#121 A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. M. L. King #IHaveADream #sunchat. Vision, Leadership, and Change - Issues ...about Change, Vision, Leadership, and Change, Volume 2, Number 3. Moonshot Thinking. TED: Simon Sinek - "The Golden Circle" Clip. The moral purpose of schools is obvious isn’t it? “We don’t need to spend much time on that, we all know the moral purpose.”
The moral purpose of schools is obvious isn’t it? What is your moral purpose? Last week during an NPQML session we were tasked to articulate our school’s moral purpose and describe the last time we’d heard it. A few heads turned. People began to think. School’s can be very complex places to manage and lead with so many variables to contend with. Simon Sinek’s ‘Golden circle’ model sums it up quite nicely for me. The Golden circle by Simon Sinek What is your school’s purpose, cause or belief? We believe that every student has the opportunity to succeed given the right school environment. How often should we revisit and articulate our moral purpose? TED conference Simon Sinek mural. At this extremely busy and intensely pressured time of year for teachers, its worth taking a bit of time out to revisit WHY you do what you do. Keep making a difference. Like this: Like Loading... An investment in hope. Last week I happened to catch an interview with Nobel prize winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz.
Professor Stiglitz was in Australia talking about his latest book on inequality. What resonated was his comment that a country’s best investment is in its people not its resources. This is why investment in education and teachers is absolutely critical. Unfortunately many educators still believe that schooling is somehow an instrument of the government or the economy or both. In doing so we buy into an outdated and mechanistic view of the world that has little relevance to the world in which we live. Education in its truest sense is an investment in the individual- it builds on the nature of the learner.
If creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are the hallmarks of this age, then today’s learners will be creating the new world not our governments. Vision, Leadership, and Change - Issues ...about Change, Vision, Leadership, and Change, Volume 2, Number 3. Bluyonder. The Modern School: Reclaiming Creativity and the Language of Learning. Education Reform | Spotlight The Modern School: Reclaiming Creativity and the Language of Learning Our job as educators is not creating the workforce of tomorrow, argues Science Leadership Academy Founding Principal Chris Lehman.
It's creating the citizenry of tomorrow. "If we shoot for the citizenry, we will get the workforce by default. " Teachers must take back the language of the classroom, reclaim their creativity and create a shared vocabulary that makes sense to the children under their care. By Chris Riedel02/04/14 If the modern school is to succeed, teachers must take back the language of the classroom, reclaim their creativity and create a shared vocabulary that makes sense to the children under their care.
“I get to talk teachers all over the country, and what I am hearing more than anything else is a profound sense of unease,” proclaimed Chris Lehman, founding principal of Science Leadership Academy in his keynote address last Friday at the FETC 2014 conference in Orlando, FL.