Message from Michael
The first edition of Leading in a Culture of Change (LCC) was published in 2001. It was the first book that I wrote for education and business leaders alike. Several readers contacted me and said that the book made them realize how much they had failed to appreciate culture as foundational.
Now, 20 years later I re-wrote all of the chapters and updated them with the latest research, including that of our own.
… Read more Leading in a Culture of Change 2nd Edition
What today’s teens need most from schools is learning that fosters engagement and connection. That may mean changing everything.
Teens are disengaged in school and need learning environments that foster engagement, connection, and a greater sense of purpose. The most important change required in education is cultural. Are high schools doing enough to help students engage with meaningful challenges?
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Michael Fullan explains why and how educators should set up students to do well in school and in life.
A Unity of Purpose and Action
By Matt Scott
July 2019, Volume 42, Issue 1
Michael Fullan addressing attendees at NAESP’s annual conference. Photo courtesy of Lifetouch®.
During the Pre-K–8 Principals Conference in Spokane, Washington, keynote speaker Michael Fullan highlighted his latest research on deep learning and revealed an inspiring message on how students and teachers respond best if they are focusing on global competencies.
… Read more A Unity of Purpose: NAESP Annual Conference, Spokane
For the past six years California has been diligently pursuing statewide success in student achievement. They are now poised to go the distance. With a new governor and new state superintendent and an agenda to build on. Read our new report: “California’s Golden Opportunity: Learning is the Work” and see the Six Key Recommendations for success. Watch for one of the most exciting system change possibilities in US education!
We would appreciate your feedback on the report.
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Education Week Blog
By Peter DeWitt
April 28, 2019
Today’s guest blog, Part Two of two blogs, is written by Michael Fullan, an international expert on leadership and school systems.
We know that the world is becoming increasingly troubled because of climate change, unclear and diminished job markets, growing inequity, increased anxiety and stress, wild and unpredictable technology, deterioration of trust, and crumbling social cohesion. This has had an incredible impact on education because in many ways this all plays out in our schools.
… Read more Our Increasingly Troubled World Creates an Engaging Opportunity for Students
Education Week Blog
By Peter DeWitt
April 25, 2019
Today’s guest blog is written by Michael Fullan, an international expert on leadership and school systems.
Five years ago, we started to work with education systems on “deep learning.” We did this partly because increasing numbers of students were bored with regular schooling—as many as 70 percent were disengaged.
However, we also found that the world was becoming increasingly troubled because of climate change,
… Read more Why Pedagogy and Politics Must Partner
Break the cycle of surface-level change and failure
How do leaders become clearer as complexity increases? We live in a world where decisions require judgment, getting people on board, drawing on local knowledge, ingenuity, and commitment. As leaders, how do you get beneath surface-level change to tackle complex challenges with depth and clarity.
Nuance is the answer.
Michael Fullan returns with an eminently readable, compelling and practical guide on the three habits of nuance: joint determination,
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Michael Fullan responds to 8 killer change questions from Leader Educators Around the Planet. LEAP is the New South Wales International Study Group based in Australia. Videotaped at the Ontario Principals’ Council this 33-minute video focuses on school leadership development.
The questions posed are:
- What is the impact of globalization on school leaders?
- What are the biggest challenges facing systems and school leaders now?
- What are the biggest challenges across the next five years?
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