In the education world we are always looking to find the new innovative way to change out student’s educational world. We try to make sure that teachers are up to date with the new strategies. Over time, technology has become a big part of the innovative change, but in schools they are still behind. Many teachers and administrators fear technology in the classroom. Some view it as a waste of time. They are stuck with their view of having lecture instruction as the only way for students to pass the state assessment (STAAR). When it was time to make a change in my classroom and school, my mind went directly to technology. Technology is a great tool to help students grow into independent learners and innovators. Knowing that there was going to be a lot of resistance from my fellow colleagues, I had to come up with a way to influence them to take a leap and follow in my innovation plan.
After reading the book, Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, I was able to come up with vital behaviors and 6 Source of Influence to ensure that my fellow colleagues will take a leap and become innovators alongside of me.
6 Sources of Influence
Grenny, J., Patterson, K., Maxfield, D., McMillan, R., & Switzler, A. (2013). Influencer:
The new science of leading change: 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education.