Ron Nash shows how to replace “whatever” with “whatever it takes” through this professional development program focused on individual reflection. Includes examples from successful schools nationwide.
Chapter 2: Change and the Status Quo
Change and the Status Quo
There are two words that will send people fleeing for the exits: fire and change. It is also my experience that there is a considerable—and critical—difference between what administrators say and what teachers and other employees hear. For example, let's suppose a building principal announces the following on Monday morning of the week teachers have returned from summer break.
Here is what the principal said:
Welcome back, everyone. I have some exciting news. The district is kicking off a great reform initiative that will, I have no doubt, lead to our school being a better place for all of us, students included. I have been assured that we will be taking this step-by-step, and it may be several ...