The book that Andy Hargreaves and I wrote, Professional Capital, is a new way of thinking about the profession. Professional capital refers to qualities within and among professionals that we can and should invest in with our time, effort, commitment and ingenuity. The human capital of individuals’ knowledge and skill is a precious asset. The decisional capital of effective judgment needs deliberate investment and development over time. The social capital of the teaching profession is about the power of what teachers can achieve together by moving ideas around and taking collective responsibility for everyone’s success.
Michael Fullan OC, with the support of Pearson, films Peel District School Board’s Director of Education Tony Pontes, with administrators and teachers, to capture the results of Peel District School Board. This video is part of the publication, “A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning” (Pearson, 2014), and what Fullan calls Motion Leadership in Action.
Every year the York Region District School Board’s Quest Conference brings together members of the educational community from around the world. Participants consider contemporary educational issues and learn together to improve student achievement and well-being.
In 2015, Quest explored the theme of Deep Learning in a Digital World. Hear from this year’s expert speakers including Michael Fullan, Carol Campbell, Alec Couros, Jennifer Corriero, Will Richardson and George Couros as they explain what deep learning in a digital world really entails.
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The Global Dialogue Think Piece, by Michael Fullan and Steve Munby, was written to stimulate participants at the Global Dialogue Webinar to debate the challenges and opportunities presented by cluster-based school collaboration when used as a vehicle for school improvement. Following the Global Dialogue event that took place on February 11, 2016, Fullan and Munby updated their paper to reflect reaction and input from John Hattie, Viviane Robinson and hundreds of other school teachers and leaders.
This Global Dialogue Think Piece, by Michael Fullan and Steve Munby, was written to stimulate participants at the Global Dialogue Webinar to debate the challenges and opportunities presented by cluster-based school collaboration when used as a vehicle for school improvement.
In this short, pithy video that is just over 3 minutes, Fullan explains the Coherence Framework featured in his new book Coherence (with Joanne Quinn, Corwin, 2016). To get whole system change right we need to focus on all four components in Fullan’s framework.
Fullan & Quinn, Coherence, Cowin, 2016
Michael explores the relationship between ‘push’ and ‘pull’ forces in education and explains how helping clusters and networks of schools to implement deep learning outcomes is building momentum. The article is based on a previous report with Maria Langworthy called, A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning which was published by Pearson in 2014 and Michael’s current work with New Pedagogies for Deep Learning.
EDUCATION CANADA • December 2015 | Canadian Education Association
The focus of this article, is “Leadership from the Middle” (LftM), first identified by Hargreaves and Braun4 in their evaluation of the implementation of a special education initiative in Ontario.
The middle consists of school districts or clusters of schools. The article shows how districts, individually and collectively can be a force for local and state change. Thus, it gives the middle a major role in shaping implementation,
In this 18-minutes video clip, Michael Fullan addresses the Ontario Principals’ Council. The focus of the address is on the role of school leaders, professional capital, new pedagogies for deep learning, and leading from the middle.