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.

The But, But, But, But Chapter : Evaluation and Assessment

The But, But, But, But Chapter

“While we’re focusing so heavily on standardized testing, how many seeds of brilliance never had a chance to take root?”

—Peter Gamwell

Things Need to Change

People have claimed that the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again, while expecting a different result. Jane and I beg to differ. We believe insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting the same result—especially in this chaotic and unpredictable Age of Complexity.

That’s because even if we keep doing something the same way, a way that perhaps has worked successfully in the past and some may believe is still working today, everyone and everything ...

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