They don't get that putting computers in the classroom isn't "Job Done". They can't tick the box. They can't move on. They don't get that having me run 1 workshop on "using the learning platform" won't make people suddenly say "hey I'll use that tomorrow"
They don't get it!!
And I don't get why they don't get it.... it is so bleedingly obvious to me!!
This week we looked at leadership issues and ICT - all of the research that I'm reading points to several key facts:
- vision - the leadership team of a school needs to create, articulate and get solid support from staff for a vision for the school
- understand the big picture - you don't need to be an expert - but you must understand where you are headed and why you are going there
- allow people to take risks - change is risky, change is challenging, allow people to experiment, have the no blame (not no responsibility) zone
- collaboration shouldn't be limited to our students - encourage and promote it amongst the staff.