Are Schools Stuck in the Past?
Here are a few things that didn’t exist last time Tiger Woods won the Masters:
Twitter, iPhone📱, iPad, Kindle, 4G, Android, YouTube, App Store, Uber, Airbnb, Blockchain, Bitcoin, 🎧 Spotify, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Pinterest, Facebook Messenger...
The world is changing.
But education is often stuck in the past; shackled to its Victorian foundations.
Are you not convinced? Well, our school year still follows the harvest cycle so that our kids can help pick fruit and farms in the summer heat...
Get to transforming your school before you have to.
Continually erase the lines that you have drawn around yourself and your staff.
They say, "think outside the box."
The real secret is that there is no box.
The box is self-created and habituated by your school's culture.
Growth is a repeated process of questioning and tearing down mental walls.
Take the lessons you get from your students and bake them into your school's culture:
- be courageous
- try new things
- adopt a beginner's mindset
- have fun
- laugh more
- make new friends
- fall and get back up, try again
- ask lots of questions
- believe in miracles
- color outside the lines
- learn to love playing
- wander around
And put to rest these three responses we hear all too often in school halls:
- That’s the way we’ve always done it.
- We tried that before.
- I don’t need your help.