Nobody Likes to Be Changed But a Baby

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Change is hard enough under regular circumstances, but during a crisis, resistance to change can be especially pronounced.
  • People look to you to help them navigate change. So, it’s important that you select the right kind of changes to make, smooth the path to change, reinforce the changes correctly, and make sure that you embody the change you want to see first.

We're dealing with a LOT of change right now and perhaps you're starting to face some resistance from your teachers as they are being asked to make enormous changes to the way that they teach in a very short period of time.

Even under the best of circumstances, change is hard.

That's because "nobody likes to be changed but a baby." So this week, I share 4 things you can do to help your teachers handle the changes you are asking them to make so that you can manage change #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • We are almost finished with a new Implementation Sprint where we help you get your feedback, support, accountability, and culture systems set up to support your staff remotely. If you’d like to join the next sprint, click here.
  • Builder’s Lab East and West are still happening this summer. Go to www.mindstepsinc.com/builders-lab to get your tickets.
  • ​We’ve built a new, free pop-up group to support you during this time with training, resources, and office hours where you can get my personal help on your specific challenges. You can join and get access to all the free resources, training archives and any upcoming trainings or office hours we’re hosting.
  • How resistance to change is showing up in this crisis.

  • Why it’s important to make change make sense and the number one way to do just that.

  • How one principal helped his staff make a MAJOR change without facing any pushback.

  • How another principal is creating resistance to change because of the change he is asking of his teachers.

  • Why you should make change simple.

  • How to reinforce the changes you want to see happen to ensure that they do indeed happen.

  • Why you should go first.

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