Grant Lichtman on ‘Moving the Rock’ and Schools' Struggle with Identity


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Our guest today returns to share the story of his research toward his latest book and his work understanding the nature of change in education today. In Grant Lichtman’s latest book, Moving the Rock: Seven Levers WE Can Press to Transform Education, he outlines the three fundamental questions facing education today: Why should we change, what is the change going to look like, and how do we get there?

In the context of higher education, the struggle for change is happening on two fronts; how do institutions position themselves to attract students and families which celebrates uniqueness in the market, and how do educators transition the classroom experience to one of deep learning, preparing graduates for complexity beyond the classroom? Together, Grant and Howard offer insights from their work that provides parallels between the effort to adapt that impacts K-12 and higher ed alike.

About Grant Lichtman

Grant Lichtman is an internationally-recognized thought leader on the transformation of K-12 education. His work with leadership and teams focuses on developing a comfort and capacity for innovation in a rapidly changing world. For almost 15 years, Grant was a trustee and senior administrator at one of the largest independent schools in the United States. Since 2012, Grant has visited more than 125 schools and districts, published three books, written numerous articles, and worked with thousands of school and community stakeholders to develop unique and powerful visions and strategies for transforming education away from the Industrial Age and towards future-focused models of deeper learning.

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