Flow, Asian Bird Flu & Leadership Educational Leadership Risk-Taking in a Time of Transformation and Uncertainty
BLC08 <ul><li>40% of educators in attendance thought education today is “boring” </li></ul><ul><li>About 40% thought that ...
But Let’s Go Back… <ul><li>Experts - 21st Century Skills: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Employers Want: <ul><li>Good Work Ethic </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Good Communication Skills ...
What Do WE Want… <ul><li>On the ball </li></ul><ul><li>In the groove </li></ul><ul><li>In the zone… </li></ul>
Csikszentmihaly: Flow <ul><li>Flow  is the mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or s...
Flow Components: <ul><li>1.  Clear goals </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Concentration and focus </li></ul><ul><li>3.  A  loss of th...
Flow Components: <ul><li>4.  Distorted sense of time </li></ul><ul><li>5.  Direct and immediate   feedback   </li></ul><ul...
Flow Components: <ul><li>8.  The activity is   intrinsically rewarding </li></ul><ul><li>9.  People become self-absorbed i...
Reflections… <ul><li>Isn’t flow what we want all students to experience as they learn? </li></ul><ul><li>What is missing t...
Switch Gears… <ul><li>But </li></ul><ul><li>Keep flow in the back of your minds… </li></ul>
Assumptions About Our World <ul><li>USA will become #2 in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Global warming is very real </li></u...
Scenario <ul><li>Asian Bird Flu </li></ul><ul><li>What would teaching look like? </li></ul><ul><li>How is this different f...
What if we generated school assignments like this? http://newtools.org/showtext.php?docid=24
Where are we as LEADERS? <ul><li>Are we taking the bold risks we need to? </li></ul><ul><li>Fullan: </li></ul><ul><li>Smal...
Are our schools and students… <ul><li>Authentically engaged? </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting self-directed learning? </li></ul...
So… <ul><li>Are YOU being bold in your leadership?  </li></ul><ul><li>If not… </li></ul><ul><li>What’s stopping you? </li>...
What are MY expectations from our leaders? <ul><li>TAKE A  (calculated)  RISK  (but…) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research-based...
What are MY expectations from our leaders? <ul><li>GOALS  are measurable </li></ul><ul><li>TIMELINES  are realistic  </li>...
Let’s Switch… <ul><li>Let’s go back to  GOALS … </li></ul><ul><li>Take a minute, and list  3   broad  professional goals t...
My Broad Professional Goals: <ul><li>Achieve the objective </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of the troops </li></ul><ul><li>Gro...
OUR District Goals 08: <ul><li>Raise Student Achievement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaged learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Do LESS of this… <ul><li>Blaming students and parents </li></ul><ul><li>Treating teaching and learning as disconnected </l...
Do MORE of this… <ul><li>Understand pressures facing kids </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt strategies for kids to think about and p...
Thank YOU! <ul><li>For attending this CASE conference and caring about our kids! </li></ul><ul><li>-Mark </li></ul>
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Flow, Asian Bird Flu & Leadership

  1. 1. Flow, Asian Bird Flu & Leadership Educational Leadership Risk-Taking in a Time of Transformation and Uncertainty
  2. 2. BLC08 <ul><li>40% of educators in attendance thought education today is “boring” </li></ul><ul><li>About 40% thought that education today needs to be “exciting” </li></ul><ul><li>What is missing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity is present </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation is missing </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. But Let’s Go Back… <ul><li>Experts - 21st Century Skills: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Thinkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem Solvers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civic Engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financially Literate </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Employers Want: <ul><li>Good Work Ethic </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Good Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Social Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Directed Worker & Learner </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Do WE Want… <ul><li>On the ball </li></ul><ul><li>In the groove </li></ul><ul><li>In the zone… </li></ul>
  6. 6. Csikszentmihaly: Flow <ul><li>Flow is the mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing by a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Flow Components: <ul><li>1. Clear goals </li></ul><ul><li>2. Concentration and focus </li></ul><ul><li>3. A loss of the feeling of self-consciousness </li></ul>
  8. 8. Flow Components: <ul><li>4. Distorted sense of time </li></ul><ul><li>5. Direct and immediate feedback </li></ul><ul><li>6. Balance between ability level and challenge </li></ul><ul><li>7. A sense of personal control </li></ul>
  9. 9. Flow Components: <ul><li>8. The activity is intrinsically rewarding </li></ul><ul><li>9. People become self-absorbed in their activity </li></ul><ul><li>Not all are needed for flow to be experienced. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Reflections… <ul><li>Isn’t flow what we want all students to experience as they learn? </li></ul><ul><li>What is missing to keep this from happening? </li></ul><ul><li>Are WE (as leaders) the “dams” to flow? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Switch Gears… <ul><li>But </li></ul><ul><li>Keep flow in the back of your minds… </li></ul>
  12. 12. Assumptions About Our World <ul><li>USA will become #2 in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Global warming is very real </li></ul><ul><li>Huge global migration </li></ul><ul><li>On-line learning will dominate </li></ul><ul><li>More learning outside will take place outside of the classroom </li></ul>
  13. 13. Scenario <ul><li>Asian Bird Flu </li></ul><ul><li>What would teaching look like? </li></ul><ul><li>How is this different from what you are doing today? </li></ul>
  14. 14. What if we generated school assignments like this? http://newtools.org/showtext.php?docid=24
  15. 15. Where are we as LEADERS? <ul><li>Are we taking the bold risks we need to? </li></ul><ul><li>Fullan: </li></ul><ul><li>Small # of achievable goals? </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on key strategies? </li></ul><ul><li>Effective use of resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing multiple levels of engagement? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there connectivity? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Are our schools and students… <ul><li>Authentically engaged? </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting self-directed learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing project-driven instruction? </li></ul><ul><li>Providing collaborative learning opportunities? </li></ul><ul><li>Making content relevant? </li></ul><ul><li>Making global contributions? </li></ul>
  17. 17. So… <ul><li>Are YOU being bold in your leadership? </li></ul><ul><li>If not… </li></ul><ul><li>What’s stopping you? </li></ul>
  18. 18. What are MY expectations from our leaders? <ul><li>TAKE A (calculated) RISK (but…) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thought out (Unintended consequences) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aligned to goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District administration INCLUDED (early on) in the process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriately developed (with) and communicated to all stakeholders </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. What are MY expectations from our leaders? <ul><li>GOALS are measurable </li></ul><ul><li>TIMELINES are realistic </li></ul><ul><li>FOCUS (not always on results) on the journey </li></ul><ul><li>STAND UP for what you believe is right </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE </li></ul>
  20. 20. Let’s Switch… <ul><li>Let’s go back to GOALS … </li></ul><ul><li>Take a minute, and list 3 broad professional goals that you would like to achieve this year. (You will share.) </li></ul>
  21. 21. My Broad Professional Goals: <ul><li>Achieve the objective </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of the troops </li></ul><ul><li>Groom new leaders </li></ul>
  22. 22. OUR District Goals 08: <ul><li>Raise Student Achievement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaged learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create/maintain a positive culture in our schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandate internal accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus, Focus, Focus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Year of and PBS and RTI </li></ul><ul><li>Retain Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Think & Be Green </li></ul>
  23. 23. Do LESS of this… <ul><li>Blaming students and parents </li></ul><ul><li>Treating teaching and learning as disconnected </li></ul><ul><li>Ignoring morale and staff concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Adopting rules that are the opposite of our educational goals </li></ul><ul><li>Not treating parents as partners </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Pedro Noguera, Ph.D. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Do MORE of this… <ul><li>Understand pressures facing kids </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt strategies for kids to think about and plan for their future </li></ul><ul><li>Commit to excellence and equity </li></ul><ul><li>Teach code switching </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare kids for life </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Pedro Noguera, Ph.D. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Thank YOU! <ul><li>For attending this CASE conference and caring about our kids! </li></ul><ul><li>-Mark </li></ul>

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