New Pedagogies for Deep Learning: A Global Partnership - Activate Deep Learning and Lift from Loss by Joanne Quinn, Mag Gardner, Max Drummy and Michael Fullan. In this article, authors propose that educators execute 10 priorities to activate deep learning and lift students from the loss they have encountered during this fragile period. These priorities will set schools on this energizing path.
In “Five Things Not to Do When Schools Re-open” also posted on the Shanker Institute blog, Pasi Sahlberg suggests five things that we should not do when schools re-open. Among them is “Don’t think that kids only learn when they are taught.” Zhao’s article is a solid evidence-based piece.
Build back better: Avoid the learning loss trap by Yong Zhao. A dangerous trap exists for educators and education policy makers: the learning loss. This trap comes with a large amount of data and with sophisticated projection methods. It presents a stunningly grim picture for education and it invites educators and policy makers to make wrong decisions and invest in wrong things. The article identifies a number of undesirable outcomes that their concerns could lead to. It also suggests several productive actions when the pandemic is controlled and schools reopen.
Engage Secondary Students Because the Future Depends on it by Mag Gardner, Joanne Quinn, Max Drummy and Michael Fullan. This paper offers 12 provocations to put you on a Deep Learning path to engage secondary students and prepare them for tomorrow.
The Way We Work, a 4.38-minute TED talk, Amy Edmondson, Harvard professor, leading researcher of psychological safety and author of Teaming and The Fearless Organization provides practical wisdom and insight about “flipping the leadership playbook.” As she points out “transparency and urgency are the keys to successfully steering an organization -- big or small -- through the challenges that come our way.”21 Leadership Challenges & How To Overcome Them, 21 toughest leadership challenges you can bet you'll run into ... and how to overcome them.
3 tips for leading a school through the Covid-19 crisis, was written by Steve Munby who was featured in the InConversation. No leadership course could prepare heads for this crisis - but they are stepping up with courage, says Steve Munby.
Leading your team through crisis written by Alaina Love suggests some important practices to put into place for remote workers that can reinforce interpersonal and organizational connection among your team.
I have never been prouder to work in education than now by Leora Cruddas. Extraordinary examples of schools showing civic leadership in the coronavirus crisis are appearing all the time.
'We've got difficult decisions, with no right answers' by Michael Todd. Heads are having to make tough judgement calls in response to coronavirus - with unclear guidance.
'In our time of crisis, schools are showing leadership', by Geoff Barton. We’ve seen teachers, heads and other staff setting a tone of calm authority and natural leadership.
Granted. Bad leaders believe people work for them. Good leaders believe people work with them. Great leaders believe they work for people. Especially in crisis, we depend on servant leaders to put others first.
Real Leaders Are Forged in Crisis by Nancy Koehn, April 03, 2020. We are living through a global health crisis with no modern-day precedent. What governments, corporations, hospitals, schools, and other organizations need now, more than ever, are what the writer David Foster Wallace called “real leaders”.
Tolerance for Uncertainty: A COVID-19 Workbook by Dr. Sachiko Nagasawa. A guide to accept your feelings, tolerate distress, and thrive.
“Self-care and consideration must be the main priority and prime concern for all school leaders. Leading a school through the changes and challenges that accompany COVID-19 and post COVID-19 will require school leaders who put their own health and wellbeing first, so that they will be able to help others. Increasingly, school leaders are managing the emotional responses of others to this crisis including anxiety, frustration loss, and anger. Consequently, self-care must be a priority for those leading schools at all levels.” Harris & Jones, 2020
From ‘COVID-19 – School Leadership in Crisis?’ (Harris, 2020)
“As leaders at all levels of education systems struggle to reconfigure ways of connecting with learners and supporting the well-being of millions of young people, PISA and the other large-scale assessments are the last thing on their radar. Right now, educators are concerned with what is best for all young people in this crisis, as far as they know, as far as they can judge. It is an imperfect exercise. School leaders are working tirelessly to ensure that for the learners in their care, emotional, social and mental well-being is nurtured and supported. The scale of their effort and the extent of the leadership challenge are colossal and relentless.”
Video recording hosted by Martin Scanlan, Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Capital and Community who talks about professionalism in the pandemic with Alma Harris, Pak Tee Ng and Pasi Sahlberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1wzdmP8wIM. In this recording, Alma Harris speaks eloquently about leadership in disruptive times.
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