Back On the Road (Well, In the Air)

Back On the Road (Well, In the Air)


I am so happy to announce that my new book, #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education, will be published by Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, in early September. It has received some wonderfully generous comments from a range of educational thought leaders.

Since completing my solo 89-day, nationwide tour of 64 schools, I have again been “on the road”, working with individual schools, districts, and independent school associations. School leaders ask me “what is it that you do with school teams?” and the best way I can answer is this: I help schools build capacity and comfort with change. My key messages are best summarized in my TEDx talk, which has received more than 25,000 views. 

 I don’t believe there is a single canned solution that will help every school, so my work takes many shapes: 

  • Keynote talks with faculty, administrators, and community groups
  • Active learning workshops at regional association events with academic leaders, heads of school, and business officers
  • Longer-term visioning, capacity building, strategic alignment, and financial sustainability with select schools
  • School professional development day talks and design-based workshops
  • School “innovation audits”

Some of my colleagues have given me an unofficial title that I love: Chief Provocateur.  During the 2014-15 school year I am once again traveling the country, this time to share the findings of #EdJourney while provoking school communities to reimagine a future of learning that will be very different than the past. I will share my evolving travel calendar in my next post.

How might I help you build capacity and comfort with change at your school?


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