In response to the post on “Staff Urgency,” a reader writes:
“Sean, I agree with your plan 100%. I think the first step is to believe that things can change and that you have the power to lead that change for the children you are responsible for. This is true for teachers, principals and district administrators. Once you believe that you can be successful then surround yourself with people who also believe in your vision. You will need lots of support to overcome the status quo.”
I don’t disagree with you, but I do want to add one additional thought. Change often starts with just one person. And yes, the more formal power and authority that you have, to faster you can get the system to move. But a teacher can be the spark that lights the fire. If you are an informal leader, when it comes to doing the right thing because it is the right thing, it is you that is often the critical missing link.
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