teacher buy-in

Greatest lesson: Teacher buy-in is overrated


While consensus and collaborative decision-making is important, waiting for full teacher buy-in can also be paralyzing to innovation.

One of the greatest lessons my 30 years of experience in education has taught me is that teacher buy-in is, sometimes, overrated.

There, I said it.

Now, before you stop reading, note my use of the word “sometimes.”  As a former school administrator, I realize there is a time and place for buy-in.  However, as one of my mentors, a seasoned middle school principal once explained to me, while consensus and collaborative
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