Overcoming the ‘Immovable Mountains’

Overcoming the ‘Immovable Mountains’

As I am packing my bags (read: "throwing things that might eventually go into the bags into a large pile to be sifted through sometime between now and a 3 am trip to the airport where I will have coffee and a green chile sausage breakfast burrito and watch the sun come up over the Sandias in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is not a bad way to start your day, by the way”) for a trip to the National Customized Learning Summit, I’ve been thinking about mountains.

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Ahoy Mate! Systems Thinking Tools for Checking in With Your Crew

Ahoy Mate! Systems Thinking Tools for Checking in With Your Crew

Our role as school leaders often make us feel like we are Pirates of the Caribbean.  We don our eye patches and swing from the ships’ masts, continually navigating uncharted waters. As a school leader, how do you give voice to your crew when facing an issue, challenge, project or new venture?

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