I am extremely lucky to work in an organization that sets enormously high standards and one that accepts disequilibrium as part of the change process. I'm also well aware that this is uncommon in most school districts. Twenty-first-century challenges need 21st-century approaches; however, school leaders are often quick to adopt minor improvements to existing systems in lieu of larger changes that would upset the status quo. What is needed in the current state of education are more moonshots.

What is moonshot thinking?

Moonshot thinking is going 10x bigger or better. While most organizations try to improve by 10 percent, organizations that think...

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  • About the Author:

    Samuel Mormando (@SamMormando) is the Director of Technology, Innovation, and Online Learning for the Garnet Valley School District in Pennsylvania. Under his leadership, Garnet Valley has become recognized as a model for authentic and purposeful innovation focused on student achievement and student experiences. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in School Leadership at Widener University.