We ask that all the time of our kids, our spouses, our friends. Do we ever ask that of our schools?
And I’m not talking about being #FutureReady or other such recipe. I’m talking about the unique vision that every school should grapple with as the people in it look to the future and try to move forward. A vision that challenges our current practices.
“We’re trained not to speak up and say “I want to go over there, and I’m going to be responsible for getting us over there, and no one has ever been over there, and I’m not exactly sure how to get over there…’Let’s go!’ That’s hard. So we’re to go in acknowledging that it’s hard. That the difficult work of leadership begins with understanding that our responsibility…is to describe a future, a place where we want to go.”
If I asked “Where is your school going?” could you answer?
(Photo by Olivier Miche)