Consider these questions as you examine the types of changes below:
- What is your motivation for change? To be better, fix a problem or for breaking through beyond the typical results?
- To what degree do you want to see change occur? To move from old to new or to accomplish something revolutionary?
- Has your mindset shifted? Did it need to shift? And how are you sure of either?
- Will your actions lead to whole-system/structural changes (within your school or district)?
- Do you believe your change will lead you to an ending destination or is it ongoing?
- Does change involve professional development and no consistent coaching?
- Are your outcomes sustainable? How do you know?
If we argue that teachers’ practices must transform to deliver instruction in ways they haven’t before, then one could reason that leaders’ practices must transform as well. Otherwise, can we truly purport transformation?
The Common Core requires a specific brand of change–transformation. Transformation is a collective effort for which new knowledge is required. How will you, as a leader, begin your transformation?
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