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 Courage to Do Things Differently : Rebecca’s Story

The Courage to Do Things Differently

“Part of this transformation was a gradual letting go of what I knew school to be. I gained the confidence to do it by seeing other educators who were doing things differently.”

—Rebecca Chambers

Now that we’ve seen transformative learning cultures through a student’s eyes in the last chapter with Fiona, let’s explore it through the eyes of a teacher.

When I’ve discussed Fiona’s remarkable transformation during my keynote presentations, educators and other guests become intensely curious about how her teacher, Rebecca Chambers, creates such a healthy, innovative learning environment in her high school social-studies classroom.

They have all kinds of questions about how she cultivates those seeds of brilliance in her students ...

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