How School Leaders Can View Problems as Possibilities To Improve Their Schools
In this episode, Joe and T.J. explore what it really means to mind your mental map. Our minds can be very scary places if we are not careful. School leaders must remain in a productive space in order to lead effectively, but the thread of events throughout the day and week can take its toll. This is why school leaders must do the following:
- Flip Your Thinking
- Don’t Jump to Judge
- Adapt, Don’t Adopt
Key Points from Joe & T.J
T.J. starts the conversation on the crucial importance of being aware of the potential of living on Groundhog Day–experiencing the same set of events over and over.
Joe double-downs on some ChatGPT, unfinished learning, school climate, an increase in student discipline, the teacher shortage, and ESSER funds running out, and how we frame all of these circumstances in our minds is critical. Yes, they are problems, but where are the possibilities? We are firm believers that with the right approach, no problem is unsolvable.
Take control of your thinking and flip it. Listen to T.J. talk about Tim Ferris and how he approaches an issue.
- Innovation and analysis–think with your team.
- Don’t jump to judge–so easy to judge others by their actions and not intentions.
- Adapt, don’t adopt–put an issue on its side.
- Perceptual illusion–what don’t you see?
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