Based on Michael’s book, The Moral Imperative Realized, this short, inspirational video is a reminder that school leaders and principals must answer the call to drive the change our children deserve.
This is topic video 10 of 22.
Topic video 11 will be posted Thursday, March 19th.
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In this video, Michael takes you back in history to Sputnik and the US curriculum. Innovations abounded but not all were implemented the way they were supposed to be as John Goodlad discovered.
This is topic video 9 of 22.
Topic video 10 will be posted Thursday, March 12th.
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Use the group to the change the group! Today’s principals don’t work in isolation—they collaborate and learn within their school and among other schools. The principal of today is a system player who integrates internal and external development and participation in ALL schools. The traditional role and perception of principals as a ‘go-to’ for problems and as micro-managers is passé.
This is topic video 8 of 22.
Topic video 9 will be posted Thursday, March 5th.
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Leadership at ALL levels of the system—school, district, and state— is essential for reform to happen. Getting the lion’s share of these three groups focused on compatible agendas, building capacity, and developing other leaders who can carry on is the key to sustainability.
This is topic video 7 of 22.
Topic video 8 will be posted Thursday, February 26th.
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A lot of people pay lip service to the notion that all children can learn, but if you look at the evidence, too many students are not graduating from high school. In this video we review the role of pressure and support so that all children DO learn.
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Topic video 7 will be posted Thursday, February 19th.
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Sustainability is clearly the most difficult aspect of all change efforts. Successful schools and systems build sustainability into their framework using the three keys outlined in this video.
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Topic video 6 will be posted Thursday, February 12th.
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Top-down doesn’t work and site-based or bottom-up management doesn’t work either. The systems we are working with, like Sanger Unified in California, cultivate partnerships and leadership from the middle to get coherence. They develop a ‘whole system identity’.
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This powerful term can be interpreted in different ways, but what does pedagogy really mean and why is the new pedagogy having such a great impact? When integrated with a small number of deep learning goals and accelerated by technology, the outcomes are extraordinary.
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Accelerate change and break the mold of inertia, stagnation and low moral by creating excitement. This requires recognizing the potential of small changes to have huge impact, especially when there is ‘positive contagion’.
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In today’s video, Michael Fullan discusses the importance of building monitoring into the learning experience while simultaneously being open to innovation, especially technology.
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