Fri, 06/17/2022

I will never forget the moment my superintendent, Dr. Kathy Stewart, told the Executive Cabinet at the Saginaw Intermediate School District that she had once again raised her hand to volunteer us for an opportunity. The opportunity was to partner with the Michigan Department of Education on something called a Transformation Zone. We then joked... Read more

Thu, 04/28/2022

Action-packed adventures with our favorite superheroes teach us some of the best life lessons. Imagine you are a superhero, and your superpower is implementation. You have superhuman vision that activates your ability to co-learn. Armed with this powerful mindset, you are able to quickly absorb new information and activate the strengths and... Read more

Mon, 03/07/2022

You’ve heard the saying.

“An hour of planning can save you ten hours of doing.” (Dale Carnegie)

We know the value of intentional action planning and bold decision-making. However, in a time when more demands than ever are placed on schools and districts, it is easy (and often... Read more

Tue, 02/01/2022
Amy Wassmann & Rebekah Hornak

The Hexagon Tool was the number one resource accessed in 2021 on the Active Implementation Hub. What is so fascinating about this tool? Why is this resource the most utilized out of all of the resources on the AI Hub... Read more

Fri, 01/07/2022

It is January, and you know what that means. Bring on the resolutions, goal setting, vision boards, and self-improvement apps. Who doesn’t love a fresh start or the idea of improving? 

However,... Read more

Mon, 11/29/2021

Teamwork makes the dream work! 
There is no “I” in team. 
Team means Together Everyone Achieves More. 
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller 

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Fri, 10/29/2021

When teachers are viewed as leaders and co-creators of the needed support systems to use non-evaluative classroom observation data to strengthen instructional practice, the result is a commitment to and ownership of a scalable and sustainable process (Ryan Jackson, Bailey, Dilts-Pollack, Williams, & Waldroup, 2021; Hattie & Zierer, 2017... Read more

Wed, 09/29/2021
Collin McColskey-Leary

Introduction

The reality is around 70 percent of organizational change efforts do not achieve their intended outcomes.1 Failing to achieve outcomes can often be chalked up to one of two reasons. Implementation failure involves a lack of buy-in, adequate implementation supports, or ability to implement the program as intended... Read more