Chapter 7 Resources

Use these activities to nurture your skills. Even better - gather with your team to embed these skills in your work and empower your students to become heroes that change their world.

● To find out how to design and lead learning to create Global Game-Changers, look into Challenge Based Learning at https://cbl.digitalpromise.org/

 

● Share your Global Game-Changer stories with us, and others, through social media. Work with your team to create a short video clip or blog post - and consider including student voices to show the way your leadership work is impacting students and families.

 

● Use #HBLschools on Twitter to share how your students are doing amazing things to make our world a better place. 

 

• Reflect on and complete 7.1 GO BIG Reflection and Figure: 7.2 VIEW Finder

“In one recent Canadian study, four to six year-old children participated in a twenty-day computerised (sic) program for music listening, pitch, and melody. Compared to others, these students showed significant gains on two intellectual tests, a vocabulary test, and a measure of inhibitory control.” (Hattie & Yates, 2014 p.209). We include this example from Hattie’s work to remind all of us that breaking the status quo can be an important way we choose to Go Big! Instead of eliminating what some call “extraneous learning” consider ways to change, enhance, and expand your entire approach. When you Go Big remember to give it time, and include an evaluation component to help determine how your changes are producing (or failing to produce) the results you are looking for. Plan with your leadership team and plan your next step to find a way to Go Bigger than you are right now.

Hattie, J., & Yates, G., (2014). Visible learning and the science of how we learn. Routledge:London. Available at Corwin Press.