Who are we listening to? Who are we reading? Who is impacting education and administration today?
How does empathy impact education, leadership and reform? Check out this short video for an idea on how empathy is changing society.
Empathy is changing things. The literature reviewed all reflects an attitude of empathy. One must believe that everyone deserves excellence in education. The titles of each book reflect this very belief. In this course we discussed:
Failure Is NOT An Option Alan M. Blankstein
Blankstein discusses six principles that guide student achievement in successful schools and how we can implement these ideas.
It’s Being Done Karin Chenoweth
Chenoweth will have you jumping up and down with excitement. She guides you through a series of studies at 90/90/90 schools and discusses why and how they created these schools. If you are unfamiliar with 90/90/90 schools, check this out.
90/90/90 Dr.Douglas Reeves
Basically, 90 percent poverty, 90 percent minority, and 90 percent at or above state expectations. Pretty amazing stuff.
The Adaptive School Robert Garmston and Bruce Wellman
These authors not only give the reader ideas but step-by-step show how to implement these tools to create change in school culture.
This educational article references a multitude of ideas ranging from trust to No Child Left Behind to 90/90/90. It challenges the reader to question if “good teachers matter”?
To sum it up, we need trust.
A Whole New Mind Daniel Pink
The value of the left and right brain and how it is impacting our society today.
Good to Great Jim Collins
How do we move companies or in this case, education, to a better place? Collins discusses the Hedgehog Concept
Encouraging people to work together to follow their passion and a single concept.
Each author emphasized empathy, trust and efficacy as a means to creating a successful school built on goals, with a strong mission and headed towards a united vision.
But what are the components of educational institution?