Massaging the Mindset: An Intelligent Approach to Systemic Change in Education

Massaging the Mindset: An Intelligent Approach to Systemic Change in Education

by Dr. Felecia Nace


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Massaging the Mindset: An Intelligent Approach to Systemic Change in Education is a must read. Massaging the mindsets of staff is a great way to lay a foundation for change in school systems. If educational leaders desire swift collective changes to occur in today s schools, they must approach change differently. The reader becomes immersed in a journey of the mind and other human elements that school and district leaders need to take into account in order to facilitate smooth transitions. This book examines the psychology behind systemic change. School leaders will be equipped to view change from a perspective that has rarely been acknowledged. The reader will begin to see change as a process, and will understand the steps needed to attain targeted goals. School leaders will also understand that before any specific changes can take shape in a school system, leaders must first develop change skill sets in staff. Then, and only then will change become a part of school culture. Once this takes place, moving initiatives forward becomes a systemic effort, and administrators will find they have less time management issues as they can then spend more time focused on being a true instructional leader. .School leaders will understand how to Lay a foundation for change .This work includes tips for how to massage the mindset of employees .Leaders will view change as a process .School leaders will understand and view change as a learned behavior .School and District leaders will be able to foster change skill sets in staff .School leaders will view all employees as core staff .Schools will have a good understanding what systemic change looks like"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475812152
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/11/2015
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 5.92(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Dr. Felecia Nace is a New Jersey Native, Currently works as an Education Specialist for the New Jersey Department of Education, is an international consultant, speaker/presenter, and has many published articles on the topic of systemic change. Readers are welcome to follow Dr. Nace on Twitter @nace4education

Table of Contents

Chapter I: Are Teachers Prepared for Change?
Systems Thinking and Systemic Change in Education
Teachers as Lifelong Learners

Chapter II: Confronting Obstacles in Schools
Outside the Box: How to get there
Parent and Student Mindsets
What’s outside the box?
Common Errors in Leadership
Choosing system-wide Instructional Practices
Student Behavior
Reading and Writing across the curriculum
School-wide support for New Teachers
Individualized Learning

Chapter III—Shifts in the Quality of Education

Technology and Change
Change and Shared Culpability
Transforming the Teacher Evaluation Process
Improving U.S School Leadership
Addressing the Changing Needs of Students

Chapter IV: Measuring Change
Flexibility, Adaptability, and Systemic Movement
Breadth and Depth of Change
Thinking Strategically about Families and Community Members

Chapter V: Steering Saturated Changes in Education
Layered transitions
Common Core State Standards: The controversy
Preparing Students for College and Career
School Leaders and Their Contributions to Education

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