- We can “install” the system as a shiny, dangly “new” initiative
- We can “build” the system within the current , complex ecology
The subtle, but important, difference between the two methodologies is important to understand. People do not embrace change if it is too bulky, too rigid, too boring or laborious. Change must be graceful, even when it is somewhat disruptive.
For lasting change, we must build upon the good things that are already happening within the school ecology.
I have written about The Genius of And and the false dichotomies that plague education. I challenge people to step back and to modify how they view new initiatives. They must be roomy enough to integrate what already is with what can be.