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  • In-Depth Seminar

    Day 1Morning Keynote

    Day 2Morning Keynote

    Day 3Morning Keynote

    Day 1Morning Breakout

    Day 2Morning Breakout

    Day 3In-Depth Seminar

    Courageous Leadership:Innovative Strategiesand Timeless Truths

    Douglas Reeves

    Douglas

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    Douglas

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    Douglas

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    Courageous Leadership Innovative Strategies and Timeless Truths

    DouglasReeves,PhDCreativeLeadershipSolutions

    @DouglasReeves781.710.9633

    CreativeLeadership.net

    LearningProtocols

    Stopanytimewithquestionsandchallenges. Representthepeoplewhoarenotintheroom. Considertakingnotesbyhand constructknowledge,donttranscribeit(NewYorkTimes,Dec.2017:Oppenheimer&Muller,ThePenIsMightierthantheKeyboard).

    TheOnlyNotesYouNeed

    InteractiveSession:Text:781.710.9633 Freeresources,includingslides,research,andvideosatCreativeLeadership.net

    Email:Dreeves @ChangeLeaders.com

    FreeResources

    RestoringtheTeacherPipelineandtheProfession(2018) SuperchargedCabinetMeetings(2018) NextGenerationAccountability(withBeckyDuFour, 2018) BustingMythsAboutGrading(2017) LeadershipPerformanceMatrix Completeslidesfromtodayspresentation CreativeLeadership.net FreesupportfordoctoralstudentsatFinishTheDissertation.org

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    IntheBellTower

    Everybodyhearsyourwrongnotes. Youllneverimprovewithoutpublicrisktaking. Yourabilitytomakebeautifulmusicisdirectlyrelatedtoyourwillingnesstotakerisks.

    Azeroriskenvironmentisazerolearningenvironment.

    WhatAretheConsequencesofRiskTakinginYourSchool?

    Text781.781.9633orTweet@DouglasReeves

    Overview

    HowLeadersInfluenceTeachingandLearning LeaderasMaestro TheNewModelofEducationalChange LeadershipLeverage:SmallActionswithBigResults TheEssential RoleofTeacherLeadership RespondingtotheESSA

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    HowDoLeadersInfluenceTeachingandLearning?

    Professionaldevelopment/conferences 78% Colleagues wordofmouth 71% Teacherfocusedwebsites 50% Socialmedia 40% Researchjournals 26% Newswebsites 24%

    (EducationWeekSpecialReport,Jan.10,2018)

    Whichismostimportantwhendecidingtoimplementanewpractice?

    Evidencebased 39% Alignswithpersonalexperiences 30% Endorsedbymyprincipal/districtleadership 13% Standardsaligned 12% Mycolleaguesendorsetheidea 8%

    HowLeadersInfluenceStudentLearning Time daytoday,weektoweektimereallocation Prioritization sixorfewerpriorityinitiatives Efficacy bonedeepbeliefthatwematter Communicationthatisclear(jargonfree)andconsistent Challengeconventionalwisdom

    LetsCallBaloneyWhenWeSeeIt

    Writingisjustso20thCentury studentscancommunicatebymakingvideos!

    Boyswontreadbooks theyneedsomethingmoreactive!

    Blessherheart shesonthehonorroll! JustGoogleit!

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    NewEvidenceFrom2018

    HighSchool failuresdown60%,interventionsdown67%

    MiddleSchool absencesdown70%,suspensionsdown60%,failuresdown80%

    ElementarySchool absencesdown80%,proficiencyup30%.

    Nochangeinstudents,teachers,orcurriculumLeadersmakethedifference

    WhatstheMagicFormula?

    Practices,notprograms Immediate samedayorsameweek intervention

    foracademicsupport Immediate sameminute interventionforabsences

    andtardiness Freedomwithinboundaries nocorporalpunishment,

    nogradingaspunishment,noaverages,4pointscale,not100point

    AbouttheConductor

    Theydontknowhowtoplayeveryinstrument. Theyrequirehighlyskilledprofessionalstoredotheirworkoftenmanytimes.

    Theyputdownthebatonandlisten. Theyprovidefeedbackthatisspecific, immediate,andconstructive.

    Theyhavexquisite respectfortime 82%practice;18%talk

    AboutthePlayers

    Nobodyismultitasking. Sectionleadersworkoutthedetailsofbreaths,

    bowing,pageturning,etc. Theytakecuesfromoneanother,notjustfromthe

    leader. Theycometotherehearsalprepared,but. TheymakeTONSofmistakes,andeveryoneknowsit.

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    NewModelofEducationalChange

    Whatpredictionsabouttheeducationalfuturedoyourecallabouttheyear2000?2010?2020?

    Whichpredictionscametrue? Whichpredictionswerewrong?

    NewModelofEducationalChange

    Rejectthepast: Youvegottohavebuyin. Everycoalitionmemberhastoagree. Changetakes57years.

    NewModelofEducationalChange

    Buyin Studiesshow. Strategicplans Testscores

    Passion Empiricism Action

    TheIssuesThatWontGoAway

    Gradingandhomework Punishmentandsanctions Thegeographyoftheclassroom

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    Hope Adultsandchildrenwhoscorehigherinhopehave

    Satisfaction,selfesteem,optimism,meaninginlife,happiness.

    Copebetterwithinjuries,diseases,andpain. Excelinacademics,fromelementarythroughgraduateschool. Performbetterinathletics.

    Hopeismoreimportantthanintelligenceandnaturalability.

    Weisinger &PawliwFry,PerformingUnderPressure:TheScienceofDoingYourBest(2015)

    Purpose

    Missionstatementsareclear,memorable,andconcise Topfiftynonprofits 15.3words Toptwenty 9.5words Shortest 2words Longest 235words

    CompellingMissionStatements

    TED:Spreadingideas USO:LiftingthespiritsofAmericastroopsandtheir

    families TheHumaneSociety:Celebratinganimals,controlling

    cruelty TheAdventSchool:Learnwithpassion.Actwithcourage.

    Changetheworld.

    WhatIsthePassionBehindthePurpose?

    BecauseIpassionatelybelieve. Therefore,Iamcommittedto.

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    WhenPurposesCollide

    Allstudentswillreadongradelevel,AND Wewilladdresseverystatestandardforeverygradelevel,

    AND

    Whatareotherexamplesofconflictingpurposes? Howdoyourecommendthatteachersandadministrators

    resolvetheseconflicts?

    ElementsofTrust TrustworthyLeaders

    Dowhattheysaytheywilldo. Acknowledgemistakesquicklyandopenly. Confront conflictsbetweenvaluesandtheenvironment.

    CreatearhythminEVERYmeetingofpromisesmadepromiseskept...

    TheCostofFragmentation

    Lossofempathy Decreaseinefficacyandimpact(Reeves,2016) Initiativefatigue Frayedrelationships

    ThePriceofFocus

    Lossofconnectionwiththeworld Decreasedsenseofpersonalsignificance Fearofbeingleftout

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    Leverage

    Whatworks?isthewrongquestion Assessingleverage

    o Nonfictionwritingo Professionallearningcommunitieso Effectivefeedback

    LeverageandFocusRequireChoices

    Unusedinitiatives 99%ofworksheets anythingbeyondinitialpractice 99%ofinformationandsharinginmeetings Instructionalunitsunrelatedtoessentialknowledge Observationsnotaccompaniedbyfeedback Conversationsfocusedonventing,complaining,or

    psychotherapy unlessyouarethepatientorthepsychotherapist.

    WhatsWrongwithBestPracticesResearch?

    Itmeansnothingifyouarenotwillingtocontrastitwithworstpractices.

    Toomanybestpracticesarepiledontopof50previousbestpractices.

    Inflictionisnotthesameasdeepimplementation.

    TheLawofInitiativeFatigue

    0102030405060708090100

    0 5 10 15 20 25

    Engagemen

    tand

    Impa

    ct

    NumberofInitiatives

    Aftersixstrategicpriorities,thenumberofinitiativesisinverselyrelatedtoimpactonstudentachievementandfacultyengagement.

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    WhyIsthe LawofInitiativeFatigueTrue? Monitoring,impact,andengagementdependondegree

    ofimplementation. Itisnotpossibletomonitoranddeeplyimplementmore

    thanaboutsixhighpriorityinitiatives. Frustrationandantagonismtakeoverwhen

    implementationbecomesineffective. Contrastthechangehypothesiswiththerealityofchange.

    WhatSeniorAdministratorsListedasPriorityInitiatives

    Professionallearningcommunities Balancedliteracy Read180 Readersworkshop Writersworkshop

    WhatTeachersandPrincipalsListedasPriorityInitiatives

    LiteracyFirst SaxonPhonics BuckleDown WaterfordEarlyLiteracy Earobics RiverDeep ScholasticReadingInventory ReadingCounts StudyIsland SaxonMath EnvisionMath

    LeapFrog HarcourtScienceKits AcceleratedReader StarEarlyLiteracy FastMath PASS PLCs DIBELS Read180 SuccessMaker ReadersWorkshop

    WritersWorkshop DataTeams RampUptoLanguageArts RampUptoMath TeacherLeader EffectivenessPowerSchool MathInvestigation EverydayMath ResponsetoIntervention A+Achievement Sidewalks PositiveBehavioralSupport

    THE POWER OF FOCUSWeallbelieveinfocus,butthe

    realityisfragmentationdozensofinitiativesallcompetingforthesame

    time,resources,andattention

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    WhatIs theEvidenceforFocus?

    Keyfindingsfromasystematicreviewofmorethan2,000schoolimprovementplans

    Schoolshad asmanyas70prioritiesandsystemshadmorethan200priorities.

    Morethansixprioritiesleadstocounterproductivity.

    Essential IngredientsforSuccess

    Efficacy bonedeepbeliefthatteachingandleadershipmatter

    Prioritization sixorfewerhighpriorityinitiatives Specificity goalsareexpressedinobjective terms Measurability impactofteacherscanbemeasured

    regularly Monitoring (adultactions,notjusttestscores)

    The PowerofHighImplementationonAcademicPerformance

    (AllSchools)

    17.74

    3.98

    11.65Level1 Level2 Level3

    (Reeves,TransformingProfessionalDevelopmentIntoStudentResults,ASCD,2010)

    HighPerformingSchools

    5

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