The easy part is recognizing schools need to change. The hard part is convincing people to give up familiar routines and practices. How do we enhance the positive elements of a school culture to encourage risk-taking?
Matt Frahm and Anneke Radin Snaith from Naples Central School Disctrict led a workshop on this challenging topic.
Their point is the world is dramatically changing. But what will school look like?
In other words, what will the world look like when
We can't be all things to all people. So be clear about what you stand for argues Matthew Frahm, Superintendent of Naples School District. How do you create clarity in order to avoid "random acts of improvement"?
As I write this, I sit in a roomful of 50+ teachers who embrace learning 2.0, or 21st century education. All want change; most feel frustrated. But the group can't really decide how to break through the barriers stopping change.
Some feel we need to impose it upon people. Others feel it needs to be community driven. What do you think? I simplify this debate. But ultimately, don't leaders need to lead?