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Empowering Principals As Designers Capable of Retooling School

KQED News Mind/Shift – Katrina Schwartz

“In School Retool, facilitators push principals to think of themselves as designers of human spaces. They are uniquely positioned to help all the humans in the building have a more fulfilling and productive experience. Principals control things like the schedule, how spaces are used, communication, school rituals and process — all of which are design levers. “It becomes really empowering to them as principals that they have all those levers of change at their disposal,” Wise said. The School Retool program is built around some basic design tenets that can feel a little overused, but are often missing from schools: a bias toward action, start small, fail forward. Starting small enough is often where principals need the most coaching, Wise said.”(more)

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