Master the Age of Complexity through innovative growth. From far-reaching impacts of COVID-19 to environmental and economic concerns, we’re living in the Age of Complexity that will likely be with us for generations to come. How then can schools and organizations change their learning environments to foster innovative thinking in students when the Age of Complexity is always at the forefront? Peter Gamwell and Jane Daly answer that question and more by demonstrating how to understand problems the world faces as living, changing systems. Built on the philosophy that the prosperity of any organization is directly proportional to how it values its people, affords them autonomy, and gives them creative rein, this book provides resources including:  • A new way to define brilliance, and 10 specific ways you can shift your organization to prepare your school and community for the Age of Complexity  • Detailed case studies from schools excelling in the Age of Complexity  • Links to videos showcasing real-world students and educators in action  • Key takeaways highlighting each chapter’s critical content  • Reflective questions to facilitate the application of ideas into school and district settings  • Actionable strategies to use in classrooms and school communities As the world continues to grow more complex, this resource provides timely direction on how to think big about innovative growth, even if the first step is small.

How to Build a Strong Community : Odyssey’s North Star

How to Build a Strong Community

“Ultimately, each individual has different gifts within them and if we can create the right atmosphere, if we can nourish them in the right way, then we can see them really grow into their full potential.”

—Scott Martin

This chapter explores a story of three people who will move you, inspire you, and show you how strength-based thinking and cultures of belonging can enable people, working together, to achieve the extraordinary.

The first person is Scott Martin. After teaching for twenty years in inner-city, suburban, private, and tuition-driven institutions, he saw too many great kids “chewed up” by the overarching structure of the traditional-education system. So in 2015, Scott took a ...

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