By Michael Fullan — January 09, 2023 3 min read
This is Part I in a two-part series by Michael Fullan.
The first mystery of system change in education is why has the 200-year-old current system in Western societies not transformed when the majority of people have known for at least 50 years that it does not work?
The second mystery is why “the system,” aside from using technology more frequently, is likely to revert to the status quo even when a pandemic has presented the opportunity to make fundamental change?
… Read more Why We Can’t Escape the Status Quo in Education: 200 years of doing the same thing just won’t cut it
The Fast Track to Sustainable Turnaround
How one principal re-energized a struggling elementary school by focusing on coherence and distributed leadership.
Michelle Pincho and Michael Fullan
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People are ready for System Transformation around the world. Announcing the Spanish translation of my report The Right Drivers for Whole System Success published by CSE and translated by Red Global.
Please visit our new website: Deep Learning
… Read more The Right Drivers for Whole System Success: Los impulsores correctos el éxito de todo el sistema
In a brief conversation, Anthony Mackay and Michael Fullan, Global Leadership Director of New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and a worldwide authority on educational reform, discuss Fullan’s recently released paper, The Right Drivers for Whole System Success.
See also MichaelFullan.ca and NPDL.
… Read more The Right Drivers for Whole System Success
Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn lead New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (deep-learning.global) and are worldwide authorities on educational reform. That is why their recent visit as guests of the BYU–Public School Partnership drew many attendees from each school district. In a daylong event, they electrified the room, presenting research-backed approaches to help schools transform learning and bring success to every student.
Fullan and Quinn’s approach—aligning vision across districts, making schools relevant and engaging in a changing world,
… Read more Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn Refine Their Method and Expand Their Reach: System Coherence and Deep Learning
Getting Serious About Capacity Building
Michael Fullan, Laura Schwalm, and Santiago Rincón-Gallardo
April 2, 2020
Like so many others we went virtual for the Carnegie Forum in our April 2, 75-minute session on “Getting Serious about Capacity Building”. There was a great turnout and we received some really positive feedback. A few targeted questions emerged which we respond to publicly in this note.
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… Read more Carnegie Forum: Online Q&A
Garth Nichols’ review of Nuance puts into perspective how well suited Michael Fullan’s writing is even in these times of disruption and uncertainty. Leadership is as important now as it ever was and this book offers key concepts and characteristics of what ‘Nuanced Leaders’ need to know to make a difference.
Cohort 21 Member Blog
April 2, 2020
… Read more Nuance Book Review by Garth Nichols
The battle of the century: Catastrophe versus evolutionary nirvana
AEL 42 Issue 1: Lead Article
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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