๐Ÿ“‘ The Dark Arts of Our Agents of Change

Bookmarked The Dark Arts of Our Agents of Change by Bruce Dixon (Modern Learners)
When we talk about school change, we usually refer to changeleaders, but by far the largest number of change influencers are the global tribe of curious, somewhat subversive teachers who are committed to school being a better place for their students. They are our agents of change.
Bruce Dixon reflects on the role of teachers as change agents. He identifies four tactics used:

  • Focus on learning, not on change.
  • Focus on the โ€˜whyโ€™ not the โ€˜how.โ€™
  • See change as a journey, not a blueprint.
  • Share ideas by taking down walls not building fences.
  • Know the importance ofย  โ€˜winning the war,โ€™ not fighting battles.

This reminds me in part of Will Richardson’s keynote for TL21C a few years ago. There Will argued for 10% at a time.

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