Last week I was working with Dr George Otero on trying to navigate through the various theories of action that underpin our work at Elsternwick. What are the connections between relational learning framework, Data Wise inquiry cycles, instructional rounds observations on task predicting performance to name a few and Michael Fullan’s work on using the right drivers for effective change. For me I need to see the connections in order to determine what’s important to do next.
Any way George used a quote that got me thinking about mindsets:
‘ The purpose of a school is to help a family educate a child’
Don Edgar- Sociologist
I have heard the opposite said by a few people in the past and I wonder about mindsets and a sense of where we as teachers and school leaders fit in.