Harry Wong
Oct 2017
Vol 14 No 3

By Bill Powers

We know this to be true in our own buildings, districts, and states when we think of innovative teaching and learning. We have pockets of innovation occurring at each of these levels. The future is NOT evenly distributed for a variety of reasons. It could be for the lack of funds, lack of knowledge, or is it simply because we fear failure?

Earlier in the week I was able to participate in the first of three meetings of ImagineSPS [Imagine Springfield Public Schools]. This group of about 50 educators, students, and business community heard from Michael Maness (@michaelmaness), Innovator-in-Residence at Harvard Business School. One of the first questions Michael posed to the group was: "Why do smart people, armed with logical information, fail over and over again to make strategic shifts despite the overwhelming case for change...?"

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