Like many, I found myself watching Moneyball and immediately drawing connections to education. However, I didn’t draw the connections to data-driven decisions and education. I connected with Billy Beane.
I connected with the idea of challenging a deeply engrained culture that those within it refused to change. I connected with how much real leaders and these ideas are needed in education.
- Adapt or Die Push
- Address the real problem
- Ask the right questions
- Think differently
- Take Risks
- Challenge the Status Quo and Complacent Mindsets
- Reinvent and Rethink
Where is Billy Beane in our schools: the type of leader that will stop the cycle of non-movement disguised as change, the type of leader that recognizes that education “thinking is medieval”, and the type of leader that openly says,”Guys, you’re just talking. Talking, “la-la-la-la”, like this is business as usual. It’s not.”