Change

A Principal’s Reflections: TTWWADI – A Culture Killer – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: TTWWADI – A Culture Killer TTWWADI – A Culture Killer In some cases, change has been hard to implement at scale or at all for that matter.  Sometimes we are blinded by perceived success as is the case for many high performing school districts that have high test scores. A question that typically will materialize is why to change if we are already doing so well.  Success is often in the eye of the beholder based on…

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Meaningful Learning Begins and Ends with the Opportunities We Create – Education Article

Learning hasn’t really changed, but the conditions that impact and influence it has. In Learning Transformed my co-author Tom Murray and I detailed eight keys backed by research and evidence that can facilitate a transformation of practice that will result in improved outcomes and better experiences for kids.  For change to occur, it is essential to continually evaluate where we are at in the process to eventually get to where we want to be, and our learners need us to…

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The Art and Science of Leadership – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: The Art and Science of Leadership The Art and Science of Leadership Leadership is far from a science. Many would even argue that it is more of a form of art. Since effective leadership means different things to different people, I wanted to dive a little deeper into this debate to glean a better understanding as to what great leaders do. It consists of a convergence of art and science. Tanveer Nasser shares this perspective: Unlike science,…

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Are You a Critical Consumer? – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Are You a Critical Consumer? Are You a Critical Consumer? Digital literacy is more important now than it has ever been.  The exponential evolution if the Internet and social media tools have allowed for the quick sharing of knowledge, ideas, images, videos, and opinions.  The result has been a double-edged sword.  In one respect everyone with a  smartphone has instant access to information at any time and from anywhere. I for one love the fact that I…

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8 Ways to Overcome Management Fatigue – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: 8 Ways to Overcome Management Fatigue 8 Ways to Overcome Management Fatigue As a school administrator, I remember always having the best intentions when it came to instructional leadership.  During every summer, my team and I would reflect on the past year and establish a better vision and plan for how we all would collectively work to improve learning.  In theory, we devised ambitious, yet attainable goals during these months, or so we thought. Then reality would…

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A Principal’s Reflections: Know Thyself – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Know Thyself Know Thyself “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; Mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu Do you know who you are?  In one sense most of us respond with a resounding yes.  However, deep down many of us, including myself, are always questioning our purpose.  By the way, this is indeed ok.  Throughout our lives, we are continually discovering and reassessing who we are. Experiences, feedback, and…

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My To-Do List: A Peek Into a Teacher Leader’s Week – Education Article

The simple fact that this is my second “list” blog post in a row should tell you something. No matter how many hours I am putting in at home right now, there do not seem to be enough. Teaching is always busy, and balance elusive, but between designing and implementing new programs at school, and managing extra projects (both meant to supplement income as well as realize pet ideas of mine), this was my teacher-leader to-do list as of last…

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Agilität vs. Führung | Bildungsmanagement.guru – Education Article

Beim Change-Frühstück am 7.12.2018 wurde klar: Agiles Arbeiten und Führung sind kein Widerspruch. Aber ein hartes Stück Kulturwandel. Nur wenn das Verständnis von Führung langfristig ein anderes wird, können wir agile Teams erfolgreich und freudbetont führen. Das Change-Frühstück von Ralf Langen fand diesmal bei Siemens Financial Services in München-Neuperlach statt. Siemens hatte dazu den modern und frisch gestalteten Co-Working-Space bereitgestellt. So konnten wir zwischen Kaffee-Bar, Arbeits- und Kommunikationsbereich angeregt diskutieren. Das Thema diesmal: Was bleibt eigentlich noch von Führung, wenn…

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