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.
… Read more Inside-Out and Upside-Down – Global Dialogue Think Piece
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
… Read more Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems
Education research is showing that students are intergenerational change agents and this concept is captured brilliantly in Michael’s new article published in Moving America Forward and NationSwell.
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.
… Read more Why Helping Humanity Should Be Core to 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,
… Read more Leadership from the Middle: A System Strategy
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.
… Read more Ontario Principals’ Council – Fullan Address
The Quest Conference is gearing up and is going to be a huge success!
If you would like a copy of Michael’s slides, they are available for download and sharing here.
… Read more Quest 2015
The New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Partnership is hosting a workshop in Seattle on October 13-15, 2015. For more details, please use this link
… Read more Deep Learning Lab – October 13-15, Seattle
California’s Local Control and Accountability Plan: Problems and Corrections
This is the third commentary under the title of California’s Golden Opportunity published by Michael Fullan and others and supported by the Stuart Foundation. The three notes are:
1. California’s Golden Opportunity: A Status Note (November 2014)
2. A Golden Opportunity: The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence as a Force for Positive Change (January 2015)
3. California’s Golden Opportunity: LCAP’s Theory of Action—Problems and Corrections (July 2015)
All three are available under the California Corner tab.
… Read more California’s Golden Opportunity: LCAP’s Theory of Action
Break free to make real change for yourself and others.
Have you ever felt like your progress was being blocked, not just by your own circumstances, but by the presence and actions of others? Do you constantly tell yourself that you would be more successful at teaching, leading or contributing to an organization if only others did not stand in your way? Bestselling author Michael Fullan’s new book, Freedom to Change: Four Strategies to Put Your Inner Drive into Overdrive explores the two kinds of freedom in our daily lives: freedom from obstacles versus freedom to take initiative and act.
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