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The Drivers

Transforming Learning for Students, Schools, and Systems

From the renowned authors of Coherence, this must-have new book on systems change will rock your world—so students can change the world for good.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071855010
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2023
  • Page Count: 184
  • Publication date: July 28, 2023

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Be bold. Think big. Change Schools.

Everyday we’re problem solving—but deep down we know the system is no longer working. Do we just keep trying harder, or do we dare to transform how we “do school?”

In The Drivers: Transforming Learning for Students, Schools, and Systems, renowned authors Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn build on their previous books and lay out a complete model for transforming teaching and learning. The goal: making sure students are actually prepared to live and thrive in the complex world around them. Learn to:

  • Orient students, staff, and community around the four drivers: wellbeing and learning, social intelligence, equality investments, systemness
  • Believe that young people can generate more l magic in the world if we enable them
  • Take cues from five school communities who have successfully embarked on system change
  • Lead, develop, and connect with others at different stages of system change

Schools are not meant to be solely feeders to MBAs, Ph.Ds, or corporate boardrooms. When we see schools as local hubs of innovation, and model for students what it means to be community-focused, we will renew the relevancy of our most valuable institutions.

Key features

In this new book, educational leaders will learn:
  • The four right drivers
  • The four elements of learning design
  • How to empower the collective
  • How to empower individuals through connected autonomy


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Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan served as Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Special Policy Adviser in Ontario from 2003-2013. He received the Order of Canada (OC) in December 2012 and holds five honorary doctorates from universities around the world. His ‘interim autobiography’, Surreal Change, covers his work to 2018. Michael and his colleagues are now working diligently on field-based comprehensive system change in several countries. This work operates under the umbrella of what they call the ‘shared humanity paradigm’ —Equity, Engagement, Excellence--Deep change that integrates local (school and community), middle (district/regional), and state (policy) entities.

Fullan’s favorite method of learning is to partner with groups that are engaged with change; and to learn together with them. (And then to write another book about the experiences, and what was learned).

Michael Fullan’s latest books are: Nuance (2019), Spirit Work and the Science of Collaboration (with Mark Edwards, 2022), The Principal 2.0 (2023), and The Drivers (with Joanne Quinn, 2023).

For more information on books, articles, videos, podcasts please go to: www.michaelfullan.ca

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Joanne Quinn

Joanne Quinn is an international consultant and author on system change, leadership, and learning. As co-founder and global director of New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, she leads the capacity building of a global innovation partnership across eight countries focused on transforming learning. Joanne has provided leadership at all levels of education as a superintendent of education, implementation advisor to the Ontario Ministry of Education, and Director of Continuing Education at the University of Toronto. Recent books include Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems; The Taking Action Guide for Building Coherence in Schools, Districts, and Systems; and Deep Learning: Engage the World, Change the World. Joanne's diverse leadership roles and her passion to open windows of opportunity for all give her a unique perspective on influencing positive change.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents


About the Authors


Where to From Here?

Driver 1: Well-Being and Learning

Driver 2: Social and Machine Intelligence

Driver 3: Equity-Equity Investments

Driver 4: Systtemness: Everyone's Agenda

Deep-Learning: The Future Depends on It

Epilogue: The Humanity Paradigm in Action




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