Week 13 Reflection

What is my Philosophy of Adaptation? It was interesting to read other people's thoughts on their philosophy.  I like Jim's concise phrases that would describe his philosophy, "Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome".   I feel the same way, but in a more blunt fashion, "Adapt, or Die." Like I stated in my blog, my communication is … Continue reading Week 13 Reflection

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Week 12: Consider your own context within your school and with your mentee. How can understanding of controlled disruption and coherence making impact your leadership of peers at this time, and at this level ?

Controlled disruption? Coherence making?  I didn't know how to address this week's essential question, but after our Twitter session, and further reading, these phrases have  become a little more understandable.  Fullan states "Productive disturbance is likely to happen when it is guided by moral purpose" (2001)  I think we need to think of this controlled … Continue reading Week 12: Consider your own context within your school and with your mentee. How can understanding of controlled disruption and coherence making impact your leadership of peers at this time, and at this level ?

Week 11: What is the role of knowledge creation and sharing in a healthy educational organization?

Fullan states in chapter 5 of his book Leading in a Culture of Change, "If you remember one thing about information, it is that it only becomes valuable in a social context." (2001). We just had a nice Twitter session about this concept and it was the consensus of the group that information should be … Continue reading Week 11: What is the role of knowledge creation and sharing in a healthy educational organization?

Week 10: Explain and give examples to argue why the following statement is true or false: “Get the right people on your team, and get the wrong ones off.”

I am one who tries to be the "odd one out", or the "lone wolf" when it comes to the "norm" in education, or any aspect of life.  Why would anyone want to learn to ride a unicycle, or learn to juggle, or learn to shoot a traditional recurve bow, or play soccer at 50?  … Continue reading Week 10: Explain and give examples to argue why the following statement is true or false: “Get the right people on your team, and get the wrong ones off.”