Deliver real change and real results for your school This book focuses directly on what promotes delivery. It provides the practical tools and implementation guide for re-invigorating your school. Set against a solid blend of international research and international best practice, the narrative is carried by voices from schools that are currently delivering across six countries. They tell it how it is, in lived reality. Every process in the book has been tested and refined under the heat of practice, addressing the current realities in education. The book provides a carefully selected repertoire of skills, models, and processes that: • deliver results for children, teachers, school leaders, families and their communities • build trust through ensuring every voice is heard and respected • develop a strong culture of leadership and alignment, while recognizing and embracing the complexities of school change • address the frustrations currently felt by teachers in a positive, productive way Schools That Deliver fills the gap between intention and delivery. The book respects your voice, and your ability to create your own ways of delivering while remaining loyal to the unique personality of your school. When a school community delivers together what really matters for their children, they feel the true joy of education, that splendid feeling of professional satisfaction and achievement that we all deserve.
Chapter 1: The Hidden Power of Alignment
The Hidden Power of Alignment
As a school principal, continuously working with change, Bill knows that any time a group forms to do work together, they create a unique organism. Each person has travelled their own signature path to get to this school. How do you tap this unique collective resource to grow a school?
As a cognitive science researcher, John works to understand how people think and how to tap human potential. This brings him up against context. People do not live and learn in a vacuum. He is continuously exploring and testing learning processes internationally across organizations of all types.
How does the clinical clarity of well-tested research match with the complex messy reality of life in schools? Each of ...