Greg Farr’s post on LeaderTalk a couple of days ago resonated on a couple of levels, but none more than his reference to reframing the timeframe:
As I visited with staff and friends, it became increasingly apparent that I need to adjust my whole sense of timing on this. A fair analogy would be to say that as I plan for implementation of Everything 2.0, I want to use a stopwatch. But my staff wants to use a calendar.
I really enjoyed the way he made his own thinking transparent…his struggles are obvious.
But as I try to get used to life off the road for the next five weeks, I keep wondering. What’s the best way for us to define where we’re trying to get? Framing it in the context of schools? Of our own learning? Of the global shifts? All?
And more interestingly, I think, is do we really have a calendar’s worth of time to figure it out?