Change and Transition…
Systemic reconfiguration requires a multitude of changes. All educators are asked to shift their mindset and believe that each student can be successful with the right academic and non-academic supports. Teachers may be asked to adopt a new curriculum and to think differently about their instruction. They are asked to collaborate, be vulnerable, and take risks, while building and district teams are expected to regularly problem solve using data. Superintendents and building leaders are encouraged to prioritize their schedules so they are frequently visiting classrooms, coaching, modeling, and providing feedback.
Everyone within the district is asked to be open to new thinking and to adopt new behaviors and ways of interacting with each other. During these changes, how might you keep in mind the 3-phase transition process and acknowledge that the time for the emotional transition depends on each individual? How might you support yourself and others to handle the changes and transitions? What might you need to be intentional about?
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”~ Albert Einstein
December 19, 2019 Bulletin