A School For Tomorrow

Game Changers

In a School for tomorrow. we want to inspire a growth-minded community of inquiry and practice to build a disposition for change, align decisions standards, and share in a language for learning that contribute to the progress and wellness of all. This enables all to grow to become the people they need to be and to live well in relationships built by earning their places through asking the question: where do I fit in? 

SCHOOL COMMUNITIES

We are convinced the future of school is community. A genuine strategy for community engagement considers it from the perspective of the community members themselves, rather than just prescribing a range of activities that may or may not meet the specific needs of people for connection. Applying the right thinking as to how to connect with and engage members of a community is the work we all need to be doing in schools to ensure that we are authentically understanding the needs of the communities which we serve...

GROWTH-MINDED CHANGE CULTURE

A high-performance culture comprises all we do to make real the promise of an excellent 21C education – it is “the culture work”. This is a confluence of process and product towards a desired set of results that exceed that which has come before. It is most successfully constructed within the formal and informal structures of an evidence-based community of inquiry and practice...

SCHOOL COMMUNITIES

A School Community That Performs

Culture, led by strategy and fostered in relationship, is the driver of the performance of the students, the programs and the community of a school. A vision for excellence is required to help the members of the community know what it is that they should be aiming towards. A shared narrative that engages the community in its journey from yesterday to today to tomorrow asks each stakeholder to think about the efficacy of the school in producing the desired results: a whole person grounded in an experience of excellence and prepared by a partnership between schools and families to thrive in their world equipped with the character and competencies to do so...

GROWTH-MINDED CHANGE CULTURE

Knowing The Way Towards Growth-Minded Change Culture

Knowing the way of cultural strategy is about focusing on the right things that make a difference: the right standards, assumptions about student potential and the community of inquiry and practice that supports these. As well, it is about building cultural focus. This involves establishing and enhancing the role of aspiration and performance within the community: does the school understand how to make 21C learning the core of its strategic intent?...

SCHOOL COMMUNITIES

An Education to Become Through Community

There is much that our students must prepare for on a global scale, while also attending to the everyday matters of life: relationships, family, education, jobs, housing, and so on. There are both practical and philosophical implications for how we do education in school communities and why we make the choices we do about how best to prepare students to live and be well...

GROWTH-MINDED CHANGE CULTURE

Going The Way Towards Growth-Minded Change Culture

Going the way towards growth-minded change culture in a school is largely a process of building cultural capital. Building character capital is a key role of civic, performance, and moral character leadership. We believe that character capital relates particularly to the value of the feelings and perceptions held by the school and wider communities about the character purpose and character strengths of a school...

SCHOOL COMMUNITIES

A Learning Community That Grows Together

So much of the individual and collective adaptive expertise and self-efficacy in a learning community is driven by the sharing of a culture of growth minded change culture, one that is inspired, supported and challenged by leaders who want more for learners. The highest performing of those learning communities which we call “schools of character” demonstrate a shared vision and vocabulary for their preferred future, an agreed value proposition for what the school delivers, and change whose velocity, shape, and trajectory have all been designed and implemented to attenuate the demands and pressures of the school’s external and internal contexts...

GROWTH-MINDED CHANGE CULTURE

Showing The Way Towards Growth-Minded Change Culture

Understanding who you are as a leader is as much about defining your sense of purpose as anything else. For it is through our sense of mission that we are most formed in terms of our leadership practice. Our beliefs about what is important and what should be done about these things that drive our compelling narrative, the reason why we do what we do. Leaders show the way forwards by doing the culture work personally, tactically, strategically, and globally...