Are You Innovating or Simply Changing? 6 Essential Considerations — Leading Innovation in Schools

“Innovation” initiatives have become the rage in many schools and districts. Some have hired an “Innovation Director” and others have created an entire Innovation department. Others focus on innovative pedagogical approaches, such as Design Thinking. Yet, it appears that few schools have constructed a clear definition of “innovation” and how student learning is supposed to […]

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School Leader as Social Architect — Leading Innovation in Schools

School Leader as Social Architect Most schools approach change from a top-down perspective.  School leaders construct a vision statement, set goals and objectives, structure the changes, devise an evaluation system, and reward those that support the change.  School strategies for change also largely follow an engineer-economist model with an emphasis on control and cost.   […]

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