- The main question was: How do we cultivate a coherent district-ward system?
- Many systems will say the answer is alignment, but Fullan argues that often means structure and that doesn’t work.
- Districts and schools need to work on the same page. Districts need to develop a partnership with schools that encourages a we-we identity.
- Schools should be in a network with 3-4 other schools. In this network, schools learn from one another and build relationships so that they feel like a system on the move.
Michael Fullan’s Topic Videos is a series of 22 short clips, 2-3 minutes each delve into a variety of educational topics . These videos include real life examples suitable for teachers, principals, and administrators. The videos are designed and filmed to illustrate ‘motion leadership in action’.
What are your take-a-ways from ‘District-wide Engagement’?