Tools for Schools, Winter 2011, Vol. 14, No. 2
4 KEY STRATEGIES: Help educators overcome resistance to change
By Anthony Armstrong
Tool: School's orientation to change
Explore your school’s openness to change by thinking about what you need to do to ensure success.
Tool: 6 considerations for delivering a change message
When crafting a change message, it may help to consider Robert Cialdini’s six principles of persuasion and how they can strengthen your change efforts. These six principles are a result of Cialdini’s three-year study on what moves people to change behaviour.
Tool: Encountering resistance
Some common types of resistance encountered by professional developers.
Tool: Scheduled maintenance
Every education innovation should include a maintenance plan. Sketch out ways to follow up on the innovation before you begin.