The Titanic is still one of the most recognized maritime disasters. Historians often point out that the loss of so many lives could have been avoided had the White Star Line put the proper amount of life boats on the ship. Something that would not have kept the doomed ship afloat would have been rearranging the furniture into a different configuration.
Now let’s think about our schools and classrooms. How often are we met with a problem where our solution is simply the problem in a rearranged fashion? I’m guessing more often than we care to admit.
In this episode, I am going to talk more about the differences between rearranging and restructuring. One simply moves pieces without addressing the problem while the other actually looks at change. Take a listen and decide for yourself what you’d rather see happen.
Resources from this episode:
- Here is the original article that I co-wrote with Dr. Ryan Donlan. It can serve almost as a transcript for today’s episode: http://k12edleadershipatisu.blogspot.com/2015/01/rearranging-seats-on-titanic.html