Any school leader who has been tasked with correcting misinformation understands the power of perceptions in a learning community. Schools are in a constant battle of reality vs. perception and the best way to combat this is to have a clear sense of what is true about your community and to communicate it frequently and clearly.

We follow those who lead, not for them, but for ourselves. And it’s those who start with “why” that have the ability to inspire those around them or find others who inspire them.

-Simon Sinek

inflexion approach: identity

Learning communities that effectively prepare all students for life after high school have this clear sense of who they are. Their shared vision, values, and beliefs are the foundation of all they do and inform the decisions they make. Developing a clear strategy for casting your vision to your stakeholders is critical to student readiness.