Michael Fullan

Motion Leadership

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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…

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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…

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Topic Video: My Change Journey

Posted June 26, 2015 in Home, Posts, Videos by admin

Michael’s commitment and passion for educational change and the moral imperative of closing the gap for all children evolved over his forty years in the field. He became an expert but learned on the job by becoming immersed in his work. In the last of this series, Michael talks about his journey and his commitment…

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Topic Video: Key Strategies for Whole System Reform – Framework

Posted June 18, 2015 in Posts, Videos by admin

Whole system reform involves ALL schools in the system, district, province/state and country getting better. This video briefly touches on many of the solutions outlined in “All Systems Go: The Change Imperative for Whole System Reform” in which Fullan identifies a comprehensive action plan for educational leaders to build collective capacity and strip away distractors…

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Topic Video: Learning is the Work

Posted June 9, 2015 in Posts, Videos by admin

It may seem strange to say that professional development—educators going to workshops and conferences, and taking courses—bears little relationship to classroom and school improvement. Similarly teachers toiling away as individuals do not add up to school or system success. What really counts is what happens ‘in between workshops’ or what Fullan calls learning is the work….

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The Learning Partnership – Champions of Public Education

Posted June 1, 2015 in Home, Posts, Recommended, Videos by admin

On May 28, The Learning Partnership honoured The Right Honourable Paul Martin and Dr. Michael Fullan during its 17th annual Champions of Public Education Toronto Tribute Dinner at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. As The Learning Partnership’s primary annual fundraiser, this event brought together more than 700 business, education and government leaders, and influencers to…

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Topic Video: Whole System Success

Posted May 29, 2015 in Posts, Videos by admin

Based on research in ‘All Systems Go’, this short video stresses the importance of focusing on the learning outcomes. This requires coordinated leadership at the school, community, district and government level. Michael discusses schools and districts he has worked with that have used the ideas in this book and what their success rates are. All…

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Topic Video: Using Data

Posted May 25, 2015 in Posts, Videos by admin

In this short video, Michael emphasizes the importance of making causal links between action and outcomes using data. Actions, when backed up by evidence, become the standard; and when data are precise, presented in a non-judgmental way, considered by peers, and used for improvement as well as for external accountability, they serve to balance pressure and support….

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Topic Video: Capacity Building

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At William G. Davis Senior Public School, when the idea of BYOB came up, principal Andrea Meyer gave every teacher an iPod and said ‘Have fun!’. He knew that capacity building requires skill, knowledge and motivation. View this video to see how teachers teamed up and reached out to each other in a brilliant fashion…

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Topic Video: Focus

Posted April 16, 2015 in Posts, Videos by admin

In this video filmed at Park Manor Public School in Ontario, Vice Principal Liz Anderson describes the importance of focusing on the student. The Accelerated Learning Framework, developed at Park Manor to provide clarity about what learning needs to be, uses pedagogy as the driver and digital to accelerate learning. This is topic 14 of…

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Topic Video: Practice to Theory

Posted April 6, 2015 in Posts, Videos by admin

When in doubt, it’s better to examine your practice and that of others who seem to be getting somewhere than it is to reach for the bookshelf. New work on understanding the brain bears out this idea. We know that the brain is best fed through experience.  When people experience something new, it connects with their feelings first,…

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Topic Video: Push & Pull: The Role of Technology

Posted March 25, 2015 in Posts, Videos by admin

School boredom has no chance against the addictive digital draw of the outside world. Within schools, technology is conspicuous by its absence or by its superficial, ad hoc use. Stratosphere wants to change that. How can technology help us by opening up the world to deeply engaged learning and worldwide, collaborative problem-solving? In a word,…

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Topic Video: The Moral Imperative Realized

Posted March 16, 2015 in Posts, Videos by admin

Based on Michael’s book, ‘The Moral Imperative Realized’, this short, inspirational video is a reminder that school leaders and principals must answer the call to drive the change our children deserve.   This is topic video 10 of 22. Topic video 11 will be posted Thursday, March 19th.

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Topic Video: The Role of the Principal

Posted February 26, 2015 in Posts, Videos by admin

Use the group to the change the group! Today’s principals don’t work in isolation—they collaborate and learn within their school and among other schools. The principal of today is a system player who integrates internal and external development and participation in ALL schools. The traditional role and perception of principals as a ‘go-to’ for problems…

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Topic Video: Leadership at All Levels

Posted February 19, 2015 in Posts, Videos by admin

Leadership at ALL levels of the system—school, district, and state— is essential for reform to happen. Getting the lion’s share of these three groups focused on compatible agendas, building capacity, and developing other leaders who can carry on is the key to sustainability. This is topic video 7 of 22. Topic video 8 will be…

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Topic Video: District-wide Engagement

Posted January 29, 2015 in Posts, Videos by admin

Top-down doesn’t work and site-based or bottom-up management doesn’t work either. The systems we are working with, like Sanger Unified in California, cultivate partnerships and leadership from the middle to get coherence. They develop a ‘whole system identity’. This is topic video 4 of 22.      

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Topic Video: The New Pedagogy

Posted January 22, 2015 in Posts, Videos by admin

This powerful term can be interpreted in different ways, but what does pedagogy really mean and why is the new pedagogy having such a great impact?  When integrated with a small number of deep learning goals and accelerated by technology, the outcomes are extraordinary. This is topic video 3 of 22.    

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