Michael Fullan is professor emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He currently serves as special advisor in education to the premier of Ontario. Recognized as a worldwide authority on organizational change, he is the author of several books, including Change Leader and The Six Secrets of Change.
In this interview, hear from Professor Fullan as he shares his thoughts on:
- Why teachers should interview their employers
- The problem with instructional leadership
- How practical knowledge informs research
…and more from his latest book, The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The author of Six Secrets of Change describes how and why the principal’s role must change to maximize student achievement.
Principals are often called the second most crucial in-school influencers (after teachers) of student learning. But what should the principal do in order to maximize student achievement? One of the best-known leadership authors in education, Fullan explains why the answer lies neither in micro-managing instruction nor in autonomous entrepreneurialism. He shows systematically how the principal’s role should change, demonstrating how it can be done in short order, at scale.
“This revealing and powerful book comes just in time, as we launch the biggest education reform in the past fifty years. It should be required reading not only for principals, but perhaps even more importantly for those who support and lead them.”
—Laura Schwalm, CaEdPartners; former superintendent, Garden Grove, California