By Joe Dawidziak
There are occasions in modern day academic global while it sort of feels as though good judgment has misplaced its position as an element in serious choice making. This ebook strives to supply replacement, functional, and common sense strategies to selection making in different conventional parts of schooling. meant for pro leaders in schooling, together with directors and academics, the chapters are cleverly divided into tales, thought, and perform. it's a delusion that have constantly equates to caliber and that developing winning college switch can commence with someone, anyplace. study and most sensible perform can paintings hand in hand with logic to bridge the distance among state-of-the-art academic global and the times of the one-room schoolhouse. academics and directors drawn to common-sense perform can also be left with a reminder of why they bought into the sport of schooling within the first position and why the sector can't cross ahead with out them.
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Now that I’ve got you thinking about kitchen cleaning and tenure and how they can be either started or in the process, let’s move on. It is uncomfortable and hard. It is time to change the subject and talk about something that should be beautiful and fun. I mean that and I am talking about getting the right fit through the hiring process. THE PRACTICE Earlier in this chapter I made a reference to the practice of hiring professional leaders that were better and more talented than you are. There are roadblocks to doing so.
If you are not always thinking about planning for the future, you are thinking too much about the past. Reminiscing and knowing what has worked in the past are healthy habits, but obsessing about the past can be a poisonous one. There is a theory out there that the concept of merit pay will get everyone on the train. Not true. In fact, it will do more to divide those who are on the train and those who are not. Despite what some politicians and business leaders strive for, professional leaders should never consider the concept of merit pay as valid.
For professional leaders who are the type of people that like to sometimes tell it the way they see it, this can get them in trouble from time to time. When schools need to make a change or start a new initiative, there is always going to be a person or a group of people who will want to resist no matter how much sense it may make to the rest of the world. That is okay and a good, healthy scenario for progress. However, sometimes, at some point someone needs to tell them the way it is. The train analogy may be the best way to do that.
Back to Common Sense: Rethinking School Change by Joe Dawidziak