Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, and Cathy Sanford, Director of Research and Development, both from the Highlander Institute, talk about their new book, Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change.
This is the fifth of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about the importance of the early adopters, who those people are, and the value that they provide.
01:57 Interesting trends from data collected from classroom walkthroughs in early adopter teacher classrooms
02:42 Diving analogy
03:31 We need people who are willing to stand on the end of the board and push themselves to new levels publicly for the sake of the initiative.
04:04 Could you say if you’re not belly flopping you’re not doing it right?
04:19 Overemphasis on failure
05:45 Intention of early adopters
06:35 What these early adopters are really signing up for is research and development
07:54 The difference between early adopter teachers and pilot teachers
09:32 Why is it worth it for teachers to be early adopters?
Book Release Party
Nov. 8, 2018 – Providence, RI
Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change
Book Website: http://pathwaystopersonalization.com
Harvard Education Press: http://hepg.org/hep-home/books/pathways-to-personalization