Friday, September 25, 2015

Staying the Same is Ultimately Falling Behind

I just read a great article by George Couros (@gcouros) on the Connected Principals website, titled Staying the Same is Ultimately Falling Behind.  Couros argues that consistency in organizations is important, but if we truly want to grow as educators, we need leadership to continue to push us to become better.

Couros quotes John C. Maxwell, "Change is inevitable.  Growth is optional."  How true.  It is important that we don't just throw money at challenges.  It is important that we use data and research as we plan and make crucial decisions and grow together.

One of my mentors always told me "The only thing constant is change."  It's time that we embrace change and collaborate to find best practices and procedures.  We have the ability to personalize instruction for all students in ways that were unthinkable 20 years ago.  If we do stay the same, we will fall behind.  And it's our students' futures who we are hurting.  Remember to ask your respective leader(s) the five important questions.

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