Unstuck

Unstuck

How Curiosity, Peer Coaching, and Teaming Can Change Your School
Publication date: 2018
ISBN: 978-1-4166-2590-2
Highlights: New Release

What happens when your school or district performance gets stuck on a plateau, despite your team’s best efforts to enact your improvement plans and mandates? Unstuck shows how one school system embraced student and educator curiosity as a catalyst for transformation and developed a refreshing—and successful—new approach to school improvement, one you can apply to your own school or system to inspire better staff engagement and student achievement.

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Good ideas, the best intentions, and a stirring vision aren’t enough to effect change in schools. Unstuck offers a road map to help schools change from the inside out instead of the top down, drawing on a successful system-wide effort across a large network of diverse schools in North Melbourne, Australia. Inside-out approaches are designed to encourage schools to become more innovative and entrepreneurial, finding better ways to help students learn and teachers collaborate to increase their professional expertise—while also maintaining a healthy skepticism and reliance on data to make sure new approaches and ideas are working.

This process involves six steps to school improvement: starting with a moral purpose, unleashing curiosity, building on bright spots, peer coaching toward precision, leading from the inside out, and moving the goal posts. This book’s tips, real-life examples, and next steps will help leaders get from where they are now to where they want to be.

Pages: 235
Language: English
Publisher: ASCD, McREL International
Edition: First
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