Explanation of 1st and 2nd order change.
Interesting perspective on change and building a school culture of empowerment.
Peeling bananas as a demonstration of resistance to change.
George Couros shares key ideas on fostering a culture of innovation. The post included embedded links to additional resources for each idea.
This article shares an interesting anecdote about how a few new penguins changed the culture of a larger group of penguins by leading by example. It talks about changing toxic cultures taking responsibility for what can be controlled: “your own effort and example.”
A thoughtful post by teacher Brian Bennett that reflects on changes in education. He comes to the conclusion that “If I want education to change, it is up to me to change it.”
This blog post builds on an earlier piece called “The Eight Pillars of Innovation” (link included in article) and applies them to education.
Although this post starts out being about Edmodo and microblogging, it quickly evolves into a reflection on the power of habits. The writer states: “[This post is] about examining my habits and the habits of others by asking a (the?) proverbial ed-tech question: what the heck took me so long? Why did it take me two years (and two minutes) to discover a solution that was sitting, literally, at the tips of my fingers?” He ponders why breaking work habits is so difficult
Nice reminder that the world is ever-changing.
Blog by Col. David Britten, ret., about need to stop making excuses and embrace the present to prepare students for the future.
Images and quotations about learning and change.
An article in the Harvard Business Review that talks about how difficult most adults find “associational thinking.” The authors of The Innovator’s DNA assert “almost anyone who consistently makes the effort to think different can think different.”
Excellent techniques for changing school culture: 1) share a vision; 2) start a conversation; 3) learn with other educators; and 4) lead by example.
"in light of the fact that “65 percent of today’s grade-school kids may end up doing work that hasn’t been invented yet,” we should cast aside our fear of technology, and prepare our school-aged kids with important skills, both in technical ways and other less tangible ways".
A principal writes about the practice of using extreme examples of consequences to scare people away from change.
Summary of Switch, by the Heath brothers. Shares ideas about change.
A visual matrix, crossing two different axes that represent the major movements we are currently experiencing right now: the move from ingesting information to acquiring insight and the move from seeing the larger global context to actually being communal in how we think and learn and work.
Eric Sheninger shares the small steps his school took as they embraced social media as a tool for learning.