A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more. —Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I was recently in a district-level administration meeting where we were planning for the upcoming school year. As is typical in our district, this meeting was relatively casual. Participants freely brainstormed and spitballed ideas for professional learning, campus initiatives, curriculum focus, data points, student progress—you know, the foundational elements of school.

Director after director, principal after principal, pointed to percentages and reports, surveys and scores, calling out goals that would “surely provide a clear...

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  • About the Author:

    Brianna Hodges, recognized as the 2017 Texas Instructional Technologist of the Year, serves as the director of Digital Learning for Stephenville ISD and national advisor for Future Ready Schools’ Instructional Coaches. Noted for her work in community-building, branding, and social media, Brianna’s research has been published in several academic journals including the Journal of School Public Relations and the Journal for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Catch up with Brianna on social media @edutechtastic and online at edutechtastic.com to see how you can help #BEEtheChaNGe.