Get Things Moving: Theory Into Action Steps
VPA Leaders Conference
"Schools are often cultures of 'add.' Initiatives pile on, one after another until people reach the breaking point and the core mission and values begin to drift. 'Time in schools' can be reclaimed to unlock innovation and even, yes, promote civility!"
We want to move things forward in schools... but we often think and do things the same way. Business goes on, as usual, and things don't change. Many innovative changes are often an 'add' and they struggle to maintain motion.
Here are five ways below to start changes in motion. It'll build collaborative time, creative time, promote socialization, and start to unlock traditional barriers to innovation.
They're simple. They don't cost anything. They create motion you can build on.
1. School Schedule: Unlocking PD. Included, not added
3. Choice Time / Day / Interdisciplinary projects: Interdisciplinary, connecting
4. Advisory: Done well, it has many positive ripples
5. School lunch! We can do better
1. AP Classes
Let me know if I can help!