I find this post from George Couros timely with regard to innovative leadership, alignment of calendars and creating space while still addressing the constraints that districts have to deal with. http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/5923 "One of the things that I think needs to be added to your list is some kind of statement that recognizes that creating new and better while trapped within traditional systems sometimes requires creating space or providing freedom/protection from the demands of the system — which aren’t always supportive of innovation."
Hi Bill, Thank you for your reflection. I agree, half of it is establishing excitement, motivation or discussion. I had the opportunity to try the model out once so far. It generated discussion, interest and led to other areas of need that teachers in the room were interested in investigating (though that part did not relate to what I showed them).