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7 Mindshifts for School Leaders
Finding New Ways to Think About Old Problems

First Edition

Foreword by Joe Sanfelippo



October 2022 | 160 pages | Corwin

With the right approach, no problem is unsolvable.

How do you approach and solve problems in education that have been around so long that they just feel…normal? Perpetual issues—numeracy, reading ability, equity, grading, and teacher retention—are often continually managed, but not solved like the crises they are for future sustainability.

This innovative guide introduces seven mindshifts that will help you engage with your community, access diverse resources, embrace radical new ideas, create equity, and chart a course of school improvement to solve those “unsolvable issues” so that your students and teachers learn and grow. Features include

  • Seven adaptable models—one per mindshift—for finding your own solutions to perennial problems
  • Stories highlighting the successful implementation of each mindshift
  • Discussions to help you match mindshifts to particular problems
  • Technical tips and reflection questions

Persistent problems in education can only be solved if we approach them as the crises that they are. This book gives you the tools you need to become a new kind of school leader—one empowered to not just deal with the outcomes of perennial complex issues, but extinguish them altogether so that your students can thrive.


 
Preface: From Flawed Thinking to New Mental Shifts
 
Introduction: Finding New Ways to Think About Old Problems
 
Mental Shift #1: Leading with a Crisis Mindset
 
Mental Shift #2: Leading with a Battleground Mentality
 
Mental Shift #3: Leading With a Beginner’s Mind
 
Mental Shift #4: Leading with an Octopus Approach
 
Mental Shift #5: Leading with a Disciplined Tunnel Vision
 
Mental Shift #6: Leading with a Yes, And Attitude
 
Mental Shift #7: Leading with a Go With What Is Known Response
 
Conclusion: Leading to Maximize Disruption
Key features
  • Seven mindshifts that offer a fresh perspective and novel approaches to finding solutions to perennial problems in education
  • Seven models – one for each mindshift. These models will help school leaders move faster and more successfully toward their own solutions to persistent problems
  • Stories outside of education that highlight the successful implementation of each mindshift
  • Discussions of how each mindshift might be applied to a particular perennial problem in education
  • Each chapter includes a Technical Tip to help school leaders get started in applying the mindshift to their school leadership role
  • End of chapter reflection questions
  • A concluding chapter that illustrates what it might look like if a school leader applied all 7 mindshifts in one school setting

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