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Agency among teachers and students
To transform schools, input from teachers and students about the school modernization process is critical.
Building Leadership Capacity
Building capacity among the leadership team and school building leaders forces educators to look at new ways of capitalizing on the talent and potential of each individual…
Different Learning Styles and Needs
Differentiation is a hallmark of modern education. Most schools have long-since moved past the school-as-factory model in favor of strategies and practices that support students through more personalized instruction.
Encouraging Risk Taking
Individuals with a fixed mindset often believe that failure is a sign of intellectual inferiority or weakness, making risk taking a high-stakes endeavor where failure can be crushing.
Leveraging Staff Strengths
No school leader has the time or the expertise to handle all their school’s challenges alone.
Limiting Expulsions and Suspensions
Student expulsion and suspension rarely achieve their stated ends, beyond removing students who might otherwise have been disruptive to classes.
School Culture of Innovation
Innovation does not mean dictating new policies to a school staff from the principal’s office. Google and Apple, two companies famous for their innovation, also are driven from the bottom up.