Change. It’s inevitable. It happens whether we want
it to or not. But sometimes we embrace it with open arms and sometimes it drags
us kicking and screaming…
Many have commented that schools look much like they did 100 years ago.
Countless edubloggers have expressed frustration about those ‘educators that
won’t change’ or, worse, ‘get in the way of those who do want change.’ But most
folks don’t ground their concerns in any kind of actionable framework or mental
model about how change occurs (or doesn’t).
So this week I’m going to write about change. I’m a school leadership
professor. We talk a lot about change. How to facilitate good change. How to
avoid bad change. How to think about change.
Those of you who are longtime readers know that I like to try and keep it
fairly practical. So don’t expect any long-winded academic treatises from me on
school change and reform. Instead, each day this week I’ll share a change
framework, a quote, a diagram, and a suggested reading. All are resources that
I’ve found interesting and useful as I think about facilitating positive change
in K-12 schools. Hopefully you’ll find them helpful as well. Finally, there’s a poll on the left that I hope will interest many of you.
On with the show.