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.

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 ...

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