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Going Deeper – ASCD

Going Deeper:
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?

To read the article, click here.

Michael Fullan
Mag Gardner
Max Drummy

ASCD
Educational Leadership
May 2019,

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nuance: why some leaders succeed and others fail

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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California is on the Right Track to Improve Education

Press Release

California on the Right Track to Improve Education
with Recommended Strategies for Improvement by Michael Fullan

In Taking Stock: Leadership from the Middle, Michael Fullan and Santiago Rincón-Gallardo report on how the transformation of California’s education sector is faring in terms of its strengths, weaknesses and accomplishments.

California’s approach, called by some The California Way, is expressed in the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and its companions the Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs).

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Google Blog: Créer sa Propre Finlande

Il me fait plaisir de vous transmettre la version française de Find your own Finland, Créer sa propre Finlande. Le texte et le diagramme ont été révisés et son équipe et il peuvent être utilisés dans vos organisations.

Merci à Claude St-Cyr, Directeur de projet, Foundation Lucie et André Chagnon et Marc Denis pour la traduction. 

En collaboration avec Google, Michael a écrit un blog pour Google’s Keyword, leur destination centrale pour les dernières nouvelles mises à jour et des histoires à l’intérieur de Google.

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Developing Humanity: Education’s Emerging Role

Developing Humanity:
Education’s Emerging Role

This 3-page article, written by Michael Fullan for Principal Connections, the Catholic Principals’ Council, addresses declining student engagement in traditional classrooms, the lure of the digital world, and millennials’ motivation to help humanity. The new leadership required is emerging at the school, district and system levels, in part through the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) and six factors outlined in the article.

December, 2016

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Inside-Out and Downside-Up: Global Think Piece

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.

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Inside-Out and Upside-Down – Global Dialogue Think Piece

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.

January 2016

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Why Helping Humanity Should Be Core to Learning

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.

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Leadership from the Middle: A System Strategy

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,

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Freedom to Change: Four Strategies to Put Your Inner Drive into Over Drive

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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