Week 2: Leadership in Digital and Collaborative Learning
- Schools are not good at innovation. Agreed. After my first few weeks in a senior leadership team, the principal gave me “Who Moved My Cheese?” to read. People - even teachers, lots of teachers - don’t like change!
- Change is hard. Probably why teachers don’t like it.
- Change is uncomfortable. As above. Being uncomfortable is stressful.
- Lichtman talks about the ideal education ecosystem - adaptive, permeable, self correcting, creative, dynamic, systemic, and the place of the cognitosphere, where everyone has access through a cell phone.
- We want self evolving learners, so we must become self evolving organisations. He expounds Dewey: “Preparing our students for their future, not our past.”
- We must “fan the brushfires of innovation.”
The reading by Wayne Freeth, intrigued me. In Towards Reconceptualising Leadership: The Implications of the Revised New Zealand Curriculum for School Leaders he talks about a study where he followed a group of school leaders as they implemented the revised New Zealand Curriculum document in 2007. What struck me most, was that they could not see outside the current silos, and I believe that difficulty is still here. “Schools are not good at innovation.”
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the Rotorua MindLab sessions.
The course notes for this week then use a similar Google form to get us to use the key competencies to note first our strengths and then areas we need to work on. Funnily enough, as I reflect, I feel pretty competent about all the key competencies:
Yay. I'm good with that. Blogging and microblogging (Twitter) have become my natural environments. I'm proud to say that I have a wide professional learning network. Global even.
|Do you live these - or at least aspire to?|