Day 95 (0f 195) sometimes the easiest of questions….
ain’t so easy. Today I was asked to reflect and look forward. Not an easy process for not an easy question – as it relates to our districts building and (re)imagining our strategic vision. Part of me really wants to keep it simple:
But I know that’s not enough….
But these thoughts often start off gently: What are the greatest strengths?
Then it gets more focused: How do we keep Student Centered?
And harder: What is needed for Transformational Change?
These are hard questions for individuals…..for larger groups like schools….and for an entire district?? Philosophies can be so different between people who get along…..and we might have the same end in mind, but VERY unique ways of wanting to get there….
A long day and night of thinking and processing and re-reflecting. Especially wheneverI am asked: Can there be a collective vision? Because then I start thinking about if this is disconnected from a shared vision….or a vision statement….How can we be broad enough in our thinking to include everyone and not alienate some? I have shifted my ways of assessment to the point that if I had to make a multiple choice test, I would likely have all the answers be “B” (well….not one – one would be “D” just to mess with the head) because that is as valid as having a range of choices…..but I digress –> what is it that we do as individuals that can be best collected as an umbrella thought about learning……
hmmmm…..to be continued…..