January 23, 2017

I have recently been researching ways to develop change in my organization while looking at aspects to positively influence successful change. In order to push for change, John Kotter emphasizes the fact that many changes fail because they are focused on the minds of people, rather than than their hearts.  When developing change, we must always develop a plan that affects the heart rather than shoveling facts and statistics to get the point across. I feel that I am guilty of trying to appeal to one’s head instead of appealing to their hearts but am going to push myself to make changes to appeal to the heart’s of the people I am working to influence.

For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed helping people so it’s no surprise to me that I became a teacher.  As an educator, my goal has always been to help my students grow up to be able to push themselves to be the best they can be.  As a teacher, I created a few goals to help influence change to push for a blended learning environment.


Blended learning will foster a sense of self-direction and discipline to ensure future success of learners as a result of self-motivation.


Students will be exposed to a significant learning environment where they will learn in a collaborative, learner-focused, and flexible setting.


Blended learning helps students to develop skills that can be harnessed for future success.

I believe that developing these statements will be significant in planning for change to a blended learning environment.  As schools push to have I hope that creating a blended


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Sinek, S. (2009, September). How great leaders inspire action. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action