Big Wins, Small Steps: How to Lead For and With Creativity

Big Wins, Small Steps: How to Lead For and With Creativity

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Don’t sink your school’s creativity–encourage it to set sail! Do today’s schools stifle creativity? Some think so. Whether or not that assessment is fair, educational leaders need to innovate, implement creative leadership and cultivate possibility thinking. This book is the definitive resource for making creativity a schoolwide core value. Introducing the groundbreaking Small Steps Approach to Instructional Leadership (SAIL) framework, Ronald A. Beghetto shows how big wins come from small, completely doable steps, and all creativity needs is a little nudge from you, the instructional leader. Content includes:  • “Creative leader checklists” summarizing actionable points in each chapter.  • The keys to removing the most difficult creative barriers  • How to sit with uncertainty instead of letting it derail innovation efforts  • When to “flow like water”, and when to “stand like a mountain” as you re-focus your school towards creativity Implementing these principles will produce positive effects that resonate in every aspect of your school. “Ron Beghetto’s engaging work on creativity has profound implications for schools, and for the staff and students within them.” Larry Rosenstock, CEO High Tech High “Creativity has become the holy-grail in education. Beghetto presents an authoritative, accessible, and unpretentious pathway toward creative leadership. Insightful, practical, and based on solid research, not popular myth.” Yong Zhao, Author of World Class Learners “Creativity is needed to negotiate a complex world. Big Wins, Small Steps invites educators to teach creativity by first practicing deliberate creativity one small step at a time.” Beth Miller, Executive Director Creative Education Foundation

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