Week 3 Discussion 2 – Overcoming Obstacles at Kinsbury Middle School
After completing this week’s Readings and Resources, respond to the following questions.
In the world of overcoming obstacles, your text states that rather than to “require faculty buy-in as a pre-requisite to implementation,” the principal used “implementation to demonstrate the value of buy-in” (p. 131) in the Data-Driven Success Story of Kingsbury Middle School.
- Discuss a time when you saw this happen in your school or perhaps when you felt it would be a good tool to move something forward.
- What could be detrimental to waiting until you have complete “buy-in” before you lead your staff into areas where they may be a bit wary, such as establishing a data-driven culture?
- How did Mr. Mackin’s idea become a catalyst to bring about systematic change?
- Can you envision a time when his idea may not work?
Your initial response is due by 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday and should be between 200-250 words. The initial posting should be a statement of your point of view on the question, supported by the required readings.