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Join today's most insightful thinkers as they explore the heart, mind, and soul of educational leadership!

This concise volume offers educational leaders key concepts and strategies for framing discussions about closing the equity gap and ensuring high achievement for all learners. As the first volume in The Soul of Educational Leadership series, this unique collection presents:

Pedro A. Noguera and Alan M. Blankstein on essential questions and themes; Delores B. Lindsey and Randall B. Lindsey on culturally proficient equity audits; Antoinette Mitchell on the knowledge base for teaching diverse learners in big-city schools; Stephen G. Peters on how to capture, inspire, and teach every learner; Thomas R. Guskey on rethinking the work of Benjamin S. Bloom; Karen J. Pittman and Merita Irby on readiness for college, work, and life; Alan Boyle on helping failing schools to turn around; Richard Farson on the paradoxes of risk, challenge, failure, and innovation

Pioneering educators and series editors Alan M. Blankstein, Robert W. Cole, and Paul D. Houston offer thought-provoking ideas applicable to all schools, districts, and learning communities and include a complete index for browsing and easy reference.

The Case for Failure: Risk, Innovation, and Engagement
The case for failure: Risk, innovation, and engagement
RichardFarson

The problem we face in today's education is not too much failure, but too little. We need much more failure, at all levels: more failing students, failing teachers, failing administrators. We need to fail sooner, faster, and bigger.

One frequent criticism of education is that it has not fundamentally changed in several centuries. Critics of other professions often say that if you're doing what you were trained to do, you're obsolete. Regrettably, that criticism does not seem to apply to teaching.

Education has withstood almost every effort to bring about radical change. Even technology, which has changed almost every other profession, has yet to change elementary and secondary schooling. The inventions that ...

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