My colleague and good friend, Dr. Jon Becker, has a new blog, Educational Insanity, that’s worth checking out. Here are some excerpts from a recent post on technology planning:
There have been many great sports coaches who were successful based on a “system” they installed. . . . I think educational leaders/policymakers are guilty of installing systems without regard to the personnel. . . . In other words, the “systems” have been installed and the leaders are then forced to try to fit the personnel into the system. . . . Make the system fit the team, not vice versa.
FYI, Jon’s post references the allegedly nightmarish technology implementation at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA, which is the school that my two sisters attended (before the tech makeover / building remodel!) and also is the basis for the movie, Remember the Titans.