Simple but effective. Avoid the tempation to leap on every latest trend; rather, find the one core goal and make it happen.
Step 1: Find your true north
Step 2: Do everything that will make Step 1 happen
Many of us agree that the historical model of school is broken and not serving the future, or even the present. Often the factory analogy of separation is used to describe the education that many of us received:
Separated preparation and planning
This model has led to teachers as the driver, represents dependence and independence (not interdependence), one size fits all, confrontation, control and the relational tensions that often arise. Students usually become either compliant and passive vessels, or defiant and active resistors.
Many educators know that transformation is essential, collaboration is necessary and rethinking student success an imperative. We also know that it’s not a simple thing to transform a school, but perhaps distilling the magnitude of change to a few…
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