In order to lead others in the learning shifts in this website, it is essential that leaders, whether formal or informal, become familiar with change management models to strategically plan for these changes. Traditional practices are incredibly hard to break, and remember that the change has to start with the leader first.
Consider the following change management models:
Prosci’s ADKAR Model – This is a link to a website that describes the Prosci five step model that proposes important building blocks for successful change.
Explaining Kotter’s 8 Step Change Model – A video explaining John Kotter’s change model.
Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail – This Harvard Business Review article by John Kotter’s shares his model for managing change and describes some pitfalls that might befall an organization.
Our Iceberg is Melting – An entertaining and educational video of a cartoon analogy of Kotter’s change model (authored by Kotter himself).
Reflecting on the current status of your school, which aspects of these change models do you believe will be the most challenging? What questions/concerns do you have about the change process in implementing Mastery Learning and Grading school-wide? Please respond in the comments below.