Jifunzeni is a Swahili word inviting all to learn. Here is my personal Jifunzeni to all of you! Join me in personalized professional learning! References: Boston Consulting Group. (2014). Teachers Know Best: Teacher's Views on Professional Development. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.teachersknowbest.org/reports Darling-Hammond, L., Hyler, M. E., Gardner, M. (2017). Effective Teacher Professional Development (research brief). Palo Alto, CA: Learning
When a person is leading change within their organization there are many things to consider. Why would someone even do want you are asking them to do, What are some key behaviors you want them to change, how will you execute your plan, and what do you do when emotions get high? Before you can even begin to make a change within your organization, people need to know the WHY behind your actions. If you can get to the heart of the matter and share why you want to make these chan
But WHY? These two words can be the downfall of any organization looking to change the way they do things. If people don't understand why you do things the way you do them, then they are not likely to do anything you ask them to do. Simon Sinek (2009) studied many businesses and wrote a book about what he noticed the successful businesses did. The most successful businesses were the ones that clearly communicated the WHY behind their business for the employees and customers.