Reflecting on the Year and Next

Reflecting on the Year and Next

The parties are all done. The grades have posted; the awards all handed out. The final goodbyes said as everybody heads out on summer vacation. Now you finally have unrushed time to sit and reflect. As a school leader, you are probably thinking about the previous...
Changing Mindsets Part 3

Changing Mindsets Part 3

Over the past few blogs, a model of conceptual change for teachers labeled the Cognitive-Affective Model of Conceptual Change was explored. In simplest terms, this model suggests that when somebody proposes a new idea, teachers appraise the idea cognitively and...
Changing Mindsets Part 2

Changing Mindsets Part 2

In our last blog, we began discussing one of the most challenging problems to solve for educational leaders: changing the mindsets of teachers to embrace new ideas, reforms, and changes. We know that action often precedes changes in beliefs, but getting people to act...
Changing Mindsets

Changing Mindsets

As one of the 12 essential problems to solve for educational leaders, changing the mindsets of teachers to embrace new ideas, reforms, and changes is probably the most difficult one to solve. Not that teachers should adopt all proposed changes, but as we better...
Keeping Your Eye on the Future

Keeping Your Eye on the Future

Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing ideas around one of the most significant issues school leaders face today: “What is the future bringing to schools?” We have addressed the role of artificial intelligence, given an example of a student in the future...