By Sam Chaltain
In American faculties, Sam Chaltain interweaves the best rules from the schooling, company, and medical groups to stipulate a framework for management that is helping educators and organizational leaders create the optimum stipulations for transformational switch.
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But there are a few simple rules—based on systems principles—that can guide us. If heeded, these rules can help schools start to explore the underlying structures that shape individual actions, and begin to create the conditions that allow people to feel both more empowered by, and connected to, one another. Don’t Rely On Old Thinking to Solve New Problems A good private-sector example of this idea at work is the story of the company that helped fuel my wife’s and my West Wing habit—Netflix. If you’re not familiar with them yet, Netflix is the world’s largest online movie rental service.
It is the principal’s responsibility,” he asserts, “to uncover, recover, or discover the community’s core beliefs so the educational experience for students is cohesive, is intentional, and maintains a high level of professional integrity. ”11 The Critical Friends Group (CFG) process, first developed by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University,12 focuses on developing collegial relationships, encouraging reflective practice, and rethinking the role of school leadership. The process is designed to build a culture of equity and cooperative adult learning—an approach that runs contrary to most adult work environments.
Indeed, the Success Analysis Protocol and others like it encourage a different sort of data-driven decision making by giving professionals an opportunity to share their stories, hear the stories of others, and reflect together on the words, images, and metaphors heard. Recent insights in the field of cognitive science confirm why this is such an effective strategy. As James Zull explains in The Art of Changing the Brain, “Recalling and creating stories are key parts of learning. We remember by connecting things with our stories, we create by connecting our stories together in unique and memorable ways, and we act out our stories in our behaviors.