3 Essential Components for District Transformation

Devin Vodicka Learner-centered leadership begins with an orientation to relational trust.  It is through our interactions that we serve others and promote ongoing learning and development.  With that said, we also know that the work of transforming a school district requires a multi-faceted approach.  Here are the three essential components to achieve dramatic change acrossContinue reading “3 Essential Components for District Transformation”

Assessment Implications of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

Devin Vodicka The television series “Breaking Bad” features a teacher-turned-drug-dealer who creates an alter-ego character named Heisenberg.  For many, that would be their first association with the title of this post.  To be clear, what follows will reference the work of the German physicist Werner Heisenberg and not the Bryan Cranston character.   The physicist HeisenbergContinue reading “Assessment Implications of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle”

The Four Elements of Trust

Devin Vodicka Relationships are at the heart of leading and learning. As school leaders, we know this from intuition and experience. It is also clear that relationships require trust.  Research reveals that there are four elements of relational trust: consistency, compassion, competence, and communication.  Consistency is equated to predictability — in any interaction there is a degreeContinue reading “The Four Elements of Trust”