- Trends, Like Horses, Are Easier to Ride in the Direction They are going
- Designing Powerful learning Communities
- People, Like Flowers, Should Be Appreciated When They are in Full Bloom
- We Want Team-Building as the Key to Success
- Them That Gots the Gold Makes the Rules
- The Challenge of Diversity, Strategies for Cultural Inclusion
- Bilingual-Bicultural Approaches Bilingual-Bicultural individuals
- Conflict Resolution
- Staff Development
Mary Montle Bacon, Ph.D.: Leadership in the 21st Century requires individuals who are creative, competent and sufficiently flexible to adapt to the myriad of changes that impact the lives of the students and families we serve.
As our society becomes more complex and more resistant to change, there is a need to re-examine the assumptions we make and the strategies we use to prepare our future leaders to function effectively in the rapidly changing global world of the future.
While this inspirational and affirming presentation addresses some of the impediments to the celebration of the difference that are inherent in our organizations and society, its focus is on the skills required to guide personal and institutional change in a manner that affirms as well as challenges leaders and educators to be the best that they can be.
Trends, like horses, are easier to ride in the direction they are going,
Designing Powerful learning Communities for the challenge of change involves a complex set of factors that can inhibit or enhance our ability to achieve the vision we say we want.
Some critical elements required to ensuring that we are realistic in our assessment of the changes we face and the demands it places on those who must provide our American work force and their families with the academic and interpersonal skills necessary for success in society.
People, Like Flowers, Should Be Appreciated When They are in Full Bloom.
As our society becomes more diverse, it is essential that educators adopt the vision and the skills necessary to create environments where difference is celebrated rather than tolerated as people experience their educational journeys.
We should focus on a strength rather than a deficit model in assessing and responding to the needs of today’s society and highlights the impediments that must be removed as they make the transition from home to school to society.
We Need to be the Change, We Want Team-Building as the Key to Success.
All too often, in our zeal to provide quality services for our clientele, we neglect the importance of taking care of one another and ourselves. The challenge of functioning effectively in an increasingly complex society requires skills in developing creative responses to conflicts that arise and individuals who can gain sustenance from the challenges that we face on a daily basis.
Our focus on the personal and institutional impediments to designing powerful learning communities and attitudes and the competencies required to guide the change process in a manner that challenges us to work collaboratively to achieve the goals desired for the young people and families they serve.
Them That Gots the Gold Makes the Rules.
The World from the Perspective of Powerlessness You Don’t Tame the Angry Lion and Leave the Jungle Unchanged: Serving the Challenged and Challenging…….
We Are the World: Transcending Oppression in a Culturally Pluralistic Society Children of color and those who come from the culture of poverty often present challenges to the education system because of the institution’s failure to recognize, understand, and capitalize on the strengths that these young people bring to the teaching / learning environment.
Focusing on effective methods for addressing the needs of culturally, behaviorally, and linguistically different children in an historical context where the legacy of oppression is used as a motivating rather than a debilitating factor in building their self-concepts and maximizing opportunities for success in the complex world of the 21st century.
The Challenge of Diversity, Strategies for Cultural Inclusion:
Bilingual-Bicultural Approaches Bilingual-bicultural individuals face a dual challenge to achieving success in traditional societal Institutions.
In order to be successful, they must learn to integrate the often-discrepant information received from the multiple worlds in which they live into a meaningful whole and adopt the situational appropriate strategies required by each environment.
The inability to master the linguistic requirements of the society and its institutions further inhibits understanding and behaving in ways, which are rewarded by the system.
We should adopt strength rather than a deficit model for serving this population and emphasizes the development of culturally relevant methods of demonstrating competence.