In order for a new kind of leadership and a new kind of school to arise, fear of failure must be conquered and a vision for the change mastered. The fear of failure is not only to be mediated by the leader her- or him- self, but be spread throughout the system.
Guest blogger Christopher Wojeski, Ed.D says, "Few are trained to address calamity. Nevertheless, maintaining composure, fortitude and optimism is paramount when helping our students and school community constituents devise solutions to issues and cope with anguish."
While this uninformed Cabinet Secretary who is supposed to care about everyone's kids wreaks havoc on our reputations and dismantles some of the best regulation we have seen in years, school leaders can step out and up.
It is unthinkable to ask educators who are motivators, caretakers, designers of learning opportunities, collaborators, and creators to be prepared to shoot and kill another human being. It doesn't fit.
STE(A)M can be a program or a club or a teacher or a class but if it remains at hose incidental moments, it will be just another fad and will be short lived. It can also be the way schools build their system of teaching and learning. If that happens, it will have staying power.