Each EmpowerED 3.2.1 features a brief summary of my musings about and learning from multiple disciplines as they apply to leadership in education.
3 Big Ideas
Change doesn’t happen because we want it to or expect it to. What happens in the often giant gap between current practice and improved practice is called The Implementation Dip. Managing this dip can reduce the size (width and depth) of the gap by supporting those implementing the change. Michael Fullan, former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto and Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, in his book Leading in a Culture of Change, defines the implementation dip as “a dip in performance and confidence as one encounters an innovation that requires new skills and new understandings.” He describes this dip in his diagram below.
About the Author: Marcia Baldanza is also the author of Professional Practices, a Just ASK Senior Consultant. and adjunct professor at Virginia Tech. Until recently she worked for the School District of Palm Beach County, Florida, where she was an Area Director for School Reform and Accountability; prior to that she was Director of Federal and State Programs.