If you want educational change to stick, give it time

For education leaders everywhere


This week my school will be launching its public portal, which gives parents and students greater access to information about learning in our school. As the leader of this project, I have begun to reflect on a journey that has lasted 2 years plus in getting to this point.

What has struck me most has been how welcoming so many have been to the change. Of course, there is still some fear and trepidation of what additional transparency brings in terms of teachers receiving more inquiries from parents about grades, feedback and specific advice for their child’s learning.

Such changes in education, such as being more transparent and opening up communication channels, can lead to significant resistance on the part of a teaching staff. In this instance, I am questioning why there is so little resistance and objection.

I could assume that my colleagues are indifferent about this change…

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