“While organizations can pronounce a change in policy or procedure, they cannot proclaim a change in attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors…The concept of changing culture may seem simple enough, but changing culture is not like changing the decor” Richard DuFour and Robert Eaker
This is a quote taken from the book The Leader In Me”
There is a lot of talk of School Change and Curriculum 21 and many other ideas about education. I believe they are all necessary as it says in the book Curriculum 21 “We don’t need school reform but schools need new forms.”
However in my opinion what is necessary first is to have the proper school culture where change and growth are not only talked about but can actually be seen on a day to day basis.
Therefore without a change in how people really act and behave we can talk about all these great things but they will remain just that Talk.
We need to remember that People are the key to any good organization and we need to focus on people first.