Join the BCPVPA Book Club

There is so much educational literature to read!

While diving into a book can be interesting and valuable, it can be difficult to both read and to reflect on your readings.

Book Clubs are an opportunity to gather with others and not only share ideas about a specific book but get to know one another, challenge your own and others’ thinking, find common ground and learn new perspectives.

Join the PLD Advisory Committee
for an on-line discussion about different aspects of our inaugural BCPVPA Book Club selection, Nuance by Michael Fullan

Third Wednesday of each month
7:30am – 8:30am (PST)
Fourth and Final Session is
Wednesday December 18

Find the monthly link in your copy of eNews

Meeting #4: Wednesday December 18, 2019

Please join us by 7:25 am so that we are ready to begin at 7:30 am!
The link can be found in the December 6 + 13 issues of BCPVPA eNews.

While each chat room will set the course of their own discussion, several central themes can be considered:

Chapter 4:

The best way to have accountability  for learning is to build it within school culture, and no amount of external accountability will be effective in the absence of a culture of internal accountability.

      1. Which of the Six Sticky Change Phrases have you used at your school?
      2. How do you encourage teacher accountability for student learning?
      3. How does teacher evaluation and formative observation fit within Fullan’s notion of teacher cultural-based accountability?

You can chime in on Twitter, either during or after the session:
#NuanceChat and tag @bcpvpa

Meeting #3: Wednesday November 20, 2019

Please join us by 7:25 am so that we are ready to begin at 7:30 am!
The link can be found in the November 15 issue of BCPVPA eNews.

While each chat room will set the course of their own discussion, several central themes can be considered:

    1. How do we create the conditions that allow for new solutions that have not yet been tried?
      (Adaptability/joint determination – combining forces)
    2. How do we inspire people whose fundamental views do not match ours?
    3. Fullan shares that adaptability requires us to be “confident enough to be an expert about things you know, but humble enough to be an apprentice when you have something to learn from others.”
      How do you balance this as a Principal/Vice-Principal?

You can chime in on Twitter, either during or after the session:
#NuanceChat and tag @bcpvpa

Meeting #2: Wednesday October 16, 2019

Please join us by 7:25 am so that we are ready to begin at 7:30 am!
The link is in the October 11 issue of BCPVPA eNews.

While each chat room will set the course of their own discussion, these are the central themes we are considering:

Share a story of a time (either as a leader or as a team member) when there was deep consultation with the team which resulted in changed beliefs about a situation, and a decision which was aligned with those new beliefs (Double Loop learning) 

Share a story of a decision in your experience which did not first address the teams underlying beliefs about the situation, or did not consulting the team adequately. (Single Loop learning) 

In the context of Joint Determination and nuanced leadership, what does Viviane Robinson mean when she says we need to “reduce change to increase improvement”?

How are you adapting as a leader in light of this new learning?
What actions are you committed to or reaffirmed about? 

What’s most important to you about the Ottawa Deep Learning case study?
What stands out as a key learning from that process?

You can chime in on Twitter, either during or after the session:
#NuanceChat and tag @bcpvpa

Meeting #1: Wednesday September 18, 2019

Please join us by 7:20 am so that we are ready to begin at 7:30 am!
The link is in the September 13 issue of BCPVPA eNews.

While each chat room will set the course of their own discussion, these are the central themes we are considering:

Where in your current context do you find nuance in yourself and others?

 What are strategies you have used or seen that have moved people to action?

 What are examples of connections between the BCPVPA Leadership Standards and Nuanced Leadership?
How do they play out in your own practice?

You can chime in on Twitter, either during or after the session:
#NuanceChat and tag @bcpvpa

We’ll be continuing the dialogue during the month!