Now is the time to evolve from the existing model of schooling into one that is more innovative, relevant, effective, and successful. Leading the Evolution introduces a three-pronged approach to driving substantive change (called the evolutionary triad) that connects transformative educational leadership, student engagement, and teacher optimism around personalized competency-based education. Each chapter includes supporting research and theory, as well as clear direction and strategies for putting the evolutionary triad into practice.
Learn how and why to implement a personalized competency-based approach for academic achievement and student engagement:
Understand the current state of education and why changing to a competency-based approach is imperative.
Identify the instructional leadership behaviors that lead to the organizational and cultural shift necessary to transform the current education paradigm.
Consider in detail all three points of the evolutionary triad: transformational instructional leadership, teacher optimism, and student engagement.
Examine the central focus of the evolutionary triad: personalized, competency-based education.
Explore educational leadership practices that support successfully implementing the evolutionary triad and learning competencies in schools.
Chapter 1: Foundations for Evolution
Chapter 2: The Transformational Instructional Leader
Chapter 3: The Optimistic Teacher
Chapter 4: The Engaged Student
Chapter 5: The High-Impact School
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