Featuring Ainsley Rose.
Ainsley Rose is an experienced educator, author, speaker and consultant. Former Director of Education for the Western Quebec School Board. Join us as Ainsley reflects on a lifetime of inspirational one on one encounters, why education is still stuck in a sort of caste system and how great teachers make great leaders.
- People have been starving for professional learning for their teachers and their leaders.
- It’s too often a narrow view of what needs to be done in the classroom to help kids acquire the skills that they need to be successful at the end of the day.
- If I could do what I wanted I would do what I usually did in my leadership roles, first to ask people about what is it that they want to accomplish and they haven’t been able to do, and they find that people always have an answer to that.
- The follow up question to that is how can I help you to achieve that.
Ideally we want people who are intrinsically motivated as opposed to having somebody from outside to tell them what to do and how to do it.
- One of the biggest mistakes that school districts make is to lay stuff on people instead of gathering the evidence of what it is that they need.
- The problem we face with adults is the same as with children, we want them to be intrinsically motivated.
- By the time they are in grade 3 they lose their curiosity, their desire to ask why, because it is menu-driven.
WWe have to get back trying to build that joy and passion to learn about things that are bigger than what we are now.
- Until very recently, there have not been any disruptive forces that have gotten people to reconsider how they do education.
- Education is one of those places where there is only one way to do business and that’s the way we’ve done it before.
- Every parent is an expert because they went to school, and they want it to be the same way it was for them.
- Innovative efforts are isolated and they don’t seem to get to scale. Does not have an answer for that.
It seems like a caste system, there is a sort of intelligentsia, even though we want all students to be successful there doesn’t seem to be a willingness to act on that.
- I´m not sure there are many people out there who think beyond the box, think that there is a different way to do this.
- Education is a very insular process.
- He uses the expression deprivatizing practice, teachers opening up their doors.
- In order to be an outstanding leader you need to have been an outstanding feature that is not often the criteria we use to choose leaders in education.
Most of the times people who are in leadership positions are not given the time to focus on learning, they become more managers than instructional leaders.
- The model is to try to proliferate the after conference experience, the profit motive for the big businesses.
- We interact with human beings on a very personal basis, that is the essence of what influence is all about.
- Persuasion is only one form of influence. There is a continuum. At the low end there is coercion. We want people to aspire, at the higher end of the spectrum.
- Concept of efficacy, belief that we carry within ourselves about whether we can be successful.
- People give you permission to allow you to influence them.
- I need first to understand and only then be understood.
I wish we can get to the point in education where our students are desperate to come to school as opposed to being mandated to come to school.