We know that thinking differently sets the stage for success
The reality is, transformation and change is hard. But in order to transform we can’t do the same things in the same ways we’ve always done them. If we do, we’ll continue to get the same results we always have. We know to achieve the goals we’re seeking we cannot just do the same things better than we have before, we have to do different things and do them well.
That’s why we’re raising the bar across the board, not just in classrooms and on campuses. Across all schools, departments and divisions we are thinking differently about our work and how to get the results we need for our students. We’ve raised expectations and we’re redefining what makes a school district successful.
Our commitment to acting courageously gets resultsIn too many work environments, taking the “safe” path is encouraged; even rewarded. That’s not the case in Dallas ISD.
We know the time has come for dramatic change in school systems across the country and we are on the front lines, leading that charge by thinking differently and acting courageously.
Our students need transformation to happen now, not laterInnovations in technology and rapid globalization of our society have changed the landscape of education. To successfully prepare students for their future in a world that will consist of jobs that haven’t even been imagined yet, Dallas ISD must think differently and act courageously.Students can’t wait on us to make incremental change. Taking small steps will take too long to realize the change in our classrooms students need to see today. For students to succeed in the global society we must provide engaging learning experiences that teach them to think critically, communicate effectively, work collaboratively and solve problems.How are we meeting the needed transformational change? By transforming the way we deliver instruction, the way we grow and develop our staff, the way we operate and the way we engage our community.