How might leadership be different for large scale school change?
Large scale school change, change that really redefines the way things are done in school, or changes we ask of educators that they may not have ever experienced themselves as learners, requires careful attention to implementing the right components in a thoughtful way.
The model of leadership for school change below describes the multiple elements leaders should attend to in order to create change that sticks.
Why we need Leadership for School Change
- Why we need Leadership for School Change
- Myths About The Way We Do Schooling Now
- It’s Not About Blaming Teachers, It’s About Locus of Control
Building Buy-In – Leading Beside
- Shared Leadership
- Creating a Shared Vision
- Communicating with the Community: Getting the Message Right
- Dealing with Controversy
- Positive Pressure and Support
- Proficiency-Based Professional Development
- Not All At Once: Breaking Your Initiative Into Phases
- Working Effectively with a Diverse Staff
- We Don’t Want Just Any PD, and Badges Are More Than Patches
Issues around Leadership for School Change
- 18 Reasons We Need More Psychology (And Less Logic) In Our Education Thinking
- If It Sounds Crazy, That’s Probably Not How They’re Doing It
- Is the Problem Your Students, the Device, or Your Vision for Learning?
- It’s Not About Blaming Teachers; It’s About Locus of Control
- So your initiative isn’t going as well as you’d like…
The Foundations for This Model
This model for effectively leading large-scale initiatives has evolved over years working in real schools to implement learning-focused school change. Information about earlier versions of this work is below.
- Deliberate Leadership for School Change: a Video Overview
- An Overview of the Lead4Change Model
- Lead4Change Model handout (PDF)
- 3 Tools to Assess and Guide Your Deliberate Leadership
Foundations: The Doing 1to1 Right Framework
- The Doing 1to1 Right Framework
Foundations: MLTI Success Strategies
- MLTI Success Strategies (As archived by Deer Isle -Stonington Schools)
- Organizing Early to Avoid Device Breakage and Misuse