We’ve been looking at the conditions that allow for BIG change.
On Tuesday I suggested that in order to engage in BIG (A-Z) change, several criteria should be met, including:
Wednesday, we looked at four degrees of turbulence and on Thursday we examined how the pandemic created extreme turbulence for schools and how schools lowered the turbulence through stages. We concluded by noting that flipping the classroom was the logical BIG change for teaching.
The funny thing is that now flipping the classroom is less of a BIG change than it was before. Teachers have already stepped into that space and they have more skills and knowledge than they had before. In fact, many schools are at a point where they can apply leverage to flipping the classroom and begin doing A-B.
Instead of taking a year to convince teachers to change the way they teach and provide them with sophisticated tools (A-Z), school leaders can now help teachers build on their previous experiences and provide tools and techniques to become more fluent at flipping the classroom. In the end, teaching will be fundamentally different, but we will get there by going A-B.
Time to reflect:
Do good and be well,