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.

Seeds Take Flight : Road Trip

Seeds Take Flight

“Ms. Windham made a complete change within my life. She made me realize learning can be outside of school, that learning is more than just books, that there’s more out in this world that’s a pleasure to learn. She made me love to learn.”

—Cam Traylor

Every community has a lot riding on their teachers. People who aren’t in education might think I’m being a bit biased, but just do the math. A teacher interacts with around three thousand students (Tornio, 2019) over the course of their career. If we assume each student will attain the average American wage of $52,000 (Kopestinsky, 2021) per year and will spend forty years working before retirement; that means each teacher ...

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