Sunday, August 2, 2015 by Jethro Jones
Bob Dillon Twitter Web Site is the Director of Technology and Innovation for Afton School District. He has been a middle school principal for 15 years in three different places and currently helps many other principals improve their practices.
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- 1st order change - simple, fixit types of problems, typically exciting that help people feel good about things, but don’t really move the needle in improving a school.
- 2nd order change - moving from management to leadership. Changes that will last after you are gone. People start to feel like they are part of a special organization. Sometimes it is messy, people don’t know how things will play out.
- Doug Timm Principal in Delaware.
- Need to focus on what matters in the long term.
- 1st order change - painting over water stain on a house you just bought.
- 2nd order change - taking off the drywall and cleaning (or replacing) studs and insulation.
- Playing the short and the long game.
- Higher-level conversations
- Difficulty of dealing with minor problems.
- If you are working hard daily, people will be more likely to give you a break.
- Build up key communicators in the building.
- Trust your teachers to say things in a way that you know will be beneficial.
- People need to hear the same in multiple ways.
- How to help teachers be comfortable taking risks.
- Need to scaffold to the higher level of risk-taking.
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