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Thrive
How Schools Will Win the Education Revolution

Foreword by Yong Zhao



280 pages | Corwin
Become an irresistible school 

Our rapidly evolving world is dramatically impacting how we view schools. Fortunately, we have the knowledge to not only survive, but thrive during rapid change. Other organizations have faced these evolutionary disruptions for centuries. Thrive: How Schools Will Win the Education Revolution translates this knowledge for educators. Written by Grant Lichtman, a thought leader on the transformation of education, this book will help administrators understand:
The most important concepts in creating long-term success: value, strategy, and innovation 
The Five Big Tools of strategic change, to build both a comfort and capacity for change  
The reality of competing in an evolving marketplace 

Families are choosing from a growing menu of learning options. Your school needs a value proposition that shouts, "We are your best choice!" As an educator, you have an important role to play in winning the education revolution and making your school irresistible to your community.  
 

 
SECTION I: THE ROAD TO “THRIVE”: VALUE, STRATEGY, INNOVATION
 
Chapter 1: A Few Big Concepts
 
Chapter 3: What is Strategy?
 
Chapter 4: Innovation: The Link Between Value and Strategy
 
Chapter 5: Shifting from Strategic Planning to Strategic Design
 
SECTION II: THE FIVE BIG TOOLS OF STRATEGIC CHANGE FOR SCHOOLS
 
Chapter 6: Big Tool #1: Kotter (+): Key Steps to Effectively Changing Schools
 
Chapter 7: Big Tool #2: Design-based Practice
 
Chapter 8: Big Tool #3: The Time-Tested Logic Model
 
Chapter 9: Big Tool #4: The School Innovation Stairway
 
Chapter 10: Big Tool #5: Understanding the School System
 
SECTION III: START BUILDING
 
Chapter 11: Finding Value in Your School Community
 
Chapter 12: What Job Is Your School Hired to Do?
 
Chapter 13: Lead Like an Architect
 
Chapter 14: Finding Your School’s North Star
 
Chapter 15: Building Cultures of Innovation in Schools
 
Chapter 16: Learning from Other Successful Organizations
 
Chapter 17: Measuring Innovation
 
Chapter 18: Inevitable Obstacles
 
Chapter 19: Pushing Our Horizons
 
APPENDIX I: ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR TEAMS
 
APPENDIX II: SCHOOLS, NETWORKS, CONFERENCES AND BOOK SUGGESTIONS TO HELP DISCOVER “THE POSSIBLE”
Key features

The book is broken into three sections that are loaded with examples and stories from educators, schools and business. 

Part I: Will define and bring together the three most important concepts in creating long-term success: value, strategy, and innovation.

Part II: Covers the Five Big Tools of strategic change.  There are more than this, but these five proven tools are a great place to start.  There are concrete, relatively simple ways for you and your school team to use these tools to build both a comfort and capacity for change that can improve learning and create more excitement about what your school has to offer.

Part III: Deals with the pragmatic reality of how to compete in an evolving marketplace of customer-families who have choices about how and where their kids will be educated.  In these chapters I share what works for schools as well as lessons from other businesses that are very different from schools.

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ISBN: 9781544381244
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