THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR WORK
What is the performance of our work in a School for tomorrow? In a School for tomorrow. we want to motivate each other as evidence-based champions of high performance and systems that improve outcomes for all learners. We need to commit to our calling, bring together the compelling narrative, describe and measure our performance, and define the narrative and role community of inquiry and practice that will help everyone to work vocationally and find their calling by asking the question: whose am I?
COMMIT TO OUR CALLING
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
DESCRIBING AND MEASURING OUR PERFORMANCE
We also need to know that we are doing a good job of what we do. To do this effectively, we will need to build for ourselves some idea of what high performance for us really looks like. In this way, we connect the adaptive expertise and self-efficacy we are accumulating throughout a lifetime and make it tangible through the goals we set, the approaches we take, and the output we create. We need to become strong in how we gather, measure and evaluate data about this progress. Intuition and gut feeling have a role to play but must be tempered against the perceptions of others, as well as the real state of what we have been doing, what we are doing and what we might do next.