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ERIC Number: EJ869554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1481-1782
Influencing Positive Change: The Vital Behaviors to Turn Schools toward Success
Davis, Vicki
Teacher Librarian, v37 n2 p8-12 Dec 2009
Many educators feel like the proverbial "bad child" who is always in trouble and told all the things he cannot do. A cacophony of voices arising from such books as "Disrupting Class" (2008), "Grown Up Digital" (2008), and "The World is Flat" (2007), declares the shortcomings of education and dire consequences if educators and schools do not change. In his book, "In Influencer: The Power to Change Anything," change researcher Ken Patterson (2008) states: "The breakthrough discovery of most influence geniuses is that enormous influence comes from focusing on just a few "vital behaviors." Even the most pervasive problems will often yield to changes in a handful of high-leverage behaviors." What are these high leverage behaviors? From watching the transformation of the author's own school and reading current research, the author hypothesizes that there are six vital behaviors that hold the key to the positive transformation of schools. The six key vital behaviors are discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland