Leading Schools in Disruptive Times
How to Survive Hyper-Change
- Mark White - Consultant
- Dwight L. Carter - Assistant Director, Eastland Career Center
Leadership | Leadership & Management | School Change, Reform, & Restructuring
The updated edition of this handbook couldn’t have come at a better time. Focusing on lessons learned from the disruptions of 2020, including the COVID school closures and the renewed pursuit of social justice, the authors show school leaders how to prepare for and respond to disruptions that are leading to a “new normal.”
Educators are racing to stay ahead of pandemic-scale disruptions and need a blueprint for transformation. This book will walk you through the decision-making process so you’ll be able to transform as a leader to confront the issues you’ll face in the 2020s. Features include:
• Practical strategies for identifying and responding to disruptions
• An overview of the CAT framework: coping, adjusting, transforming
• Real-life stories from exceptional educational leaders
• Tips on guiding teachers, staff, and students through the many lessons learned during the pandemic
• Activities, scenarios, and practical actions to lead through complex topics that include remote learning, social justice issues, education reforms, generational differences, and social media issues
The pandemic has been the biggest disruption in school history, and this will be a decade of monumental change for schools. Your stakeholders will look to you to guide them—and this book gives you the tools you need to have the mindset and practical steps to be successful in an ever-changing world.
What Educational Leaders Can Do
This excerpt provides suggestions for what educational leaders can do to address inequities.
Schools Disrupted: Understanding How We Got Here
Chapter one explains how we arrived at the current state of education as well as the history of disruptions in American schools.
This book provides up-to-date information and practical strategies for school leaders to navigate the current disruptions in their organizations.