Michael Fullan

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Peel District School Board – Letting Go

Posted March 22, 2016 in Home, Posts, Videos by admin

Michael Fullan OC, with the support of Pearson, films Peel District School Board’s Director of Education Tony Pontes, with administrators and teachers, to capture the results of Peel District School Board. This video is part of the publication, “A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning” (Pearson, 2014), and what Fullan calls Motion Leadership in Action.




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Quest 2015

Posted March 21, 2016 in Home, Posts, Recommended, Videos by admin

Every year the York Region District School Board’s Quest Conference brings together members of the educational community from around the world. Participants consider contemporary educational issues and learn together to improve student achievement and well-being.

In 2015, Quest explored the theme of Deep Learning in a Digital World. Hear from this year’s expert speakers including Michael Fullan, Carol Campbell, Alec Couros, Jennifer Corriero, Will Richardson and George Couros as they explain what deep learning in a digital world really entails.

For more information and to view the videos, please click HERE




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Inside-Out and Downside-Up: Global Think Piece

Posted March 15, 2016 in Home, Posts, Recommended by admin

The Global Dialogue Think Piece, by Michael Fullan and Steve Munby,  was written to stimulate participants at the Global Dialogue Webinar  to debate the challenges and opportunities presented by cluster-based school collaboration when used as a vehicle for school improvement. Following the Global Dialogue event that took place on February 11, 2016, Fullan and Munby updated their paper to reflect reaction and input from John Hattie, Viviane Robinson and hundreds of other school teachers and leaders.

To read the Think Piece click HERE.

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Why Helping Humanity Should Be Core to Learning

Posted December 18, 2015 in Home, Posts, Recommended by admin

Education research is showing that students are intergenerational change agents and this concept is captured brilliantly in Michael’s new article published in Moving America Forward and NationSwell.

Michael explores the relationship between ‘push’ and ‘pull’ forces in education and explains how helping clusters and networks of schools to implement deep learning outcomes is building momentum. The article is based on a previous report with Maria Langworthy called, “A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning” which was published by Pearson in 2014 and Michael’s current work with New Pedagogies for Deep Learning.

To read more: http://nationswell.com/students-help-humanity-core-learning/#ixzz3ugMLc5SI



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Leadership from the Middle: A System Strategy

Posted December 14, 2015 in Home, Posts, Recommended by admin

EDUCATION CANADA • December 2015 | Canadian Education Association

The focus of this article, is “Leadership from the Middle” (LftM), first identified by Hargreaves and Braun4 in their evaluation of the implementation of a special education initiative in Ontario.

The middle consists of school districts or clusters of schools. The article shows how districts, individually and collectively can be a force for local and state change. Thus, it gives the middle a major role in shaping implementation, and achieving greater coherence.

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California’s Golden Opportunity: LCAP’s Theory of Action

Posted July 20, 2015 in California, Home, Posts, Recommended by admin

California’s Local Control and Accountability Plan: Problems and Corrections

This is the third commentary under the title of California’s Golden Opportunity published by Michael Fullan and others and supported by the Stuart Foundation. The three notes are:

1. California’s Golden Opportunity: A Status Note (November 2014)

2. A Golden Opportunity: The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence as a Force for Positive Change (January 2015)

3. California’s Golden Opportunity: LCAP’s Theory of Action—Problems and Corrections (July 2015)

All three are available under the California Corner tab.  We will be posting video and blogs shortly so stay tuned.

For LCAP’s Theory of Action click here.

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Freedom to Change: Four Strategies to Put Your Inner Drive into Over Drive

Posted July 13, 2015 in Home, Posts, Recommended by admin

Break free to make real change for yourself and others

Have you ever felt like your progress was being blocked, not just by your own circumstances, but by the presence and actions of others? Do you constantly tell yourself that you would be more successful at teaching, leading or contributing to an organization if only others did not stand in your way? Bestselling author Michael Fullan’s new book, Freedom to Change: Four Strategies to Put Your Inner Drive into Overdrive explores the two kinds of freedom in our daily lives: freedom from obstacles versus freedom to take initiative and act.

Fullan prescribes four dynamically interrelated actions we can take:

  • Consciously seeking a balance between our own autonomy and cooperation with others
  • Improving the feedback exchange—giving more valuable responses, as well as eliciting, hearing and accepting feedback more effectively
  • Building accountability to others into the fabric of our working lives
  • Finding ways to influence others with the changes we’ve made and want to spread

Fullan invites readers to ask themselves what change they would like to bring about for themselves and those around them. Illustrated and enriched with examples from education, business and nonprofit sectors, Freedom to Change offers recommendations for both individuals and organizations seeking to enhance connectedness and independence.

This book will be available for purchase online and at retailers nationwide in both print and all e-book formats. For a full list of retailers, visit http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119024366.html .




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