How to Innovate: The Essential Guide for Fearless School Leaders Paperback – 25 March 2014
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As the authors state, “Without rethinking how, what, when, where, and why we are teaching, technology will merely be an expensive way of making the existing system faster and flashier.” In How to Innovate, Mary Moss Brown and Alisa Berger - founding co-principals of the NYC iSchool - apply their extensive on-the-ground experience to demonstrate a radically different approach to school transformation. They introduce a scalable model of how schools can and should redefine themselves to better meet the needs of 21st century students. Using a framework built around four critical levers for school change - curriculum, culture, time, and human capital - the NYC iSchool model merges the teaching of big ideas and valuable skills with the realities of accountability, academic preparation, and adolescent development. The book includes more than 20 activities that will help educators begin the process of school transformation, whether they want to focus on a single programme, one area of change, or engage in a full-scale whole school improvement effort. This accessible, practical, and inspiring resource is designed to be used over and over again, in any context, despite the constantly changing climates in which schools operate.
About the Author
Mary Moss Brown and Alisa Berger are the founding co-principals of the NYC iSchool and are currently working as the founding partners in Novare Schools, a consulting group that focuses on school leader coaching, school design, innovation, and transformation.
- Language : English
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0807755699
- ISBN-13 : 978-0807755693
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A seriously important read for school leadersReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 March 2015
There are a fair few books coming onto the market that tackle the issue of school redesign - not tinkering around the edges, but seriously looking at design shifts that can liberate the learning potential of all students and adults in ways that the existing model of schooling and learning doesn't even get close to doing. This book is one of the best. The reason why is partly because Alisa Berger and Mary Moss Brown have done the job at iSchool in New York (a seriously interesting new school model) and so have lots of experience and practice and credibility to draw from, and partly because this is such a practical and accessible and engaging resource. It should be read by many more in the UK than will probably do so. It should be read by all school leaders.
Five StarsReviewed in the United States on 30 March 2015
Great book, one of the best I've read!