Part two in our Grant Lichtman interview (Part 1 — Click here) picks up with the political challenges that erupt in districts across the country. In the face of these challenges are schools making the change required to live up to the promise of true innovation in education. We reflect on the shared challenges of broken business models — both in K-12 and higher education — and the responsibility leaders have in owning positive change in the classroom. As Howard notes, “we may not be able to see the end of the road of ideological education, but we do know the practical end of the road: preparing students enabled to succeed in what comes next." This week on Navigating Change, Grant Lichtman joins Howard Teibel and Pete Wright for part two of a conversation covering his exploration, and the evolution away from assembly line education.
His latest book, #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education, documents his 3-month journey across the United States, interviewing teachers, administrators, students, parents, and trustees to examine innovation in the K-12 classroom.
About Grant Lichtman
Grant Lichtman is a nationally recognized thought leader in the drive to transform K-12 education. He speaks, writes, and works with fellow educators to build capacity and comfort with innovation in response to a rapidly changing world. He works with school and community teams in both public and private schools, helping them to develop their vision and strategic imagination of schools of the future. Grant is a Senior Fellow of The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence and a collaborator with the National Business Officers Association. Prior to that he was a senior administrator at one of the largest and oldest K-12 independent schools in California for almost 15 years.