Breaking Down Michael B. Horn’s From Reopen to Reinvent, A Must Read for School Leaders
Middle States President Christian Talbot in October conducted a live (virtual) Interview and Q&A with acclaimed author and strategist Michael B. Horn. They discussed Horn’s game-changing ideas on education innovation as outlined in his latest book, From Reopen to Reinvent.
You can watch the recording here.
In a series of blog posts, Talbot highlighted key takeaways of Horn’s approach starting with the argument that the COVID-19 pandemic should be viewed not only as a threat, but even more so as an opportunity. Using Horn’s book as a guide, Talbot laid out the following framework for leading change in schools:
From threat rigidity → to opportunity;
From zero sum → to positive sum;
From everything-to-everyone → to Jobs To Be Done;
From hygienic factors → to motivational factors;
From cognitive biases → to new narratives;
From waterfall planning → to discovery driven planning; and
From uneven levels of agreement → to tools of cooperation.
In his final post on the book, Talbot reminded Middle States members, as well as all educators, of our imperative to facilitate change in schools.