If you’re finding it difficult to get your leader(s) to buy into the change you feel is necessary, think about approaching things from this angle: It’s up to each of us to lead our leaders You’ve got to speak up to lead up Before you lead up, you’ve got to team up. Trickle-Up Leadership | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.
Part II of leading up. If you want your leader to ‘get you’, try this approach: Prepare Open gently Initiate Summarise Establish next steps. Managing Up When You’re Down: The Power of POISE.
This guy is NZ’s own John Dewey; a visionary well ahead of his time. He came up twice during the #elsnz13 keynotes, and here’s a nice summary of his impact on education, written by UNESCO. Might be time to see whether we’re living up to his vision. http://www.ibe.unesco.org/publications/ThinkersPdf/beebye.PDF
Here’s the collection of books drawn from all keynotes during #elsnz13. A pretty good place to start for leadership and school transformation. Goodreads | Mosborne01s bookshelf: emerging-leaders-summit-2013 showing 1-14 of 14 sorted by: date added.
Here’s the sequel to Caine’s Arcade that @gumdigger talked about. The Imagination Foundation. Sire Ken Robinson: if we can tap into children’s natural creativity, we will transform the world for our children and ourselves. Caine’s Arcade 2: From a Movie to a Movement – YouTube.
Useful reflection on whether we’re living up to our own high standards. “Our actions put the lie to our school mission statements that state that we’re about creating “self-motivated, life-long learners” “The fiction of most school mission statements | Dangerously Irrelevant” http://feedly.com/k/19w9jxO
Reminder of how fluid, context-based and counter-intuitive human intelligence can be. “Eight Ways of Looking at Intelligence | MindShift” http://feedly.com/k/106nDtT
Feedback (in all its forms) is the closest thing we have to a silver bullet in education. Here are “20 Tips To Do It Right” http://feedly.com/k/19wb3am