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Thrive
How Schools Will Win the Education Revolution



October 2019 | 224 pages | Corwin
Become an irresistible school 

Our rapidly evolving world is dramatically impacting how we view schools. Fortunately, we have the knowledge to not only survive, but thrive during rapid change. Other organizations have faced these evolutionary disruptions for centuries. Thrive: How Schools Will Win the Education Revolution translates this knowledge for educators. Written by Grant Lichtman, a thought leader on the transformation of education, this book will help administrators understand:
The most important concepts in creating long-term success: value, strategy, and innovation 
The Five Big Tools of strategic change, to build both a comfort and capacity for change  
The reality of competing in an evolving marketplace 

Families are choosing from a growing menu of learning options. Your school needs a value proposition that shouts, "We are your best choice!" As an educator, you have an important role to play in winning the education revolution and making your school irresistible to your community.  
 
 
List of Figures
 
Foreword Yong Zhao
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
SECTION I. THE ROAD TO “THRIVE”: VALUE, STRATEGY, INNOVATION
 
1. A Few Big Guide Rails
 
2. Your School’s Value Proposition
 
3. What Is Strategy?
 
4. Innovation: The Link Between Value and Strategy
 
5. Shifting From Strategic Planning to Strategic Design
 
SECTION II. THE FIVE BIG TOOLS OF STRATEGIC CHANGE FOR SCHOOLS
 
6. Big Tool #1 : Kotter(+)—Key Steps to Effectively Changing Schools
 
7. Big Tool #2: Design-Based Practice
 
8. Big Tool #3: The Time-Tested Logic Model
 
9. Big Tool #4: The School Innovation Stairway
 
10. Big Tool #5: Understanding the School System
 
SECTION III. START BUILDING
 
11. Finding the Values of Your School Community
 
12. Do You Know the Jobs Your School Is Hired to Do?
 
13. Lead Like an Architect
 
14. Finding Your School’s North Star
 
15. Building Cultures of Innovation in Schools
 
16. Learning from Other Successful Organizations
 
17. Measuring Innovation
 
18. Inevitable Obstacles
 
19. Pushing Our Horizons
 
Appendix I. Activities for Your Teams
 
Appendix II. Schools, Networks, Conferences and Book Suggestions to Help Discover “The Possible”
 
References
 
Index

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