George Couros poses a question in the Innovators Mindset: Would you want to be a student in your class? You can change that to would you want to be a teacher/student in your building?
Beth Houf and Shelley Burgess, in Lead Like a Pirate, talk about how you want to develop your campus to be one that teachers and students run to vs run away from. (Hear more about this on our podcast: Perspectives in Education)
Well what better way to say YES to George’s question while also getting everyone to want to be a part of our schools than do run them like Disney World!“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality. ” —Walt Disney
In her post called “Your Guide to Running a School Like Disney World”, Lynn highlights 3 ways to do this:
- Focus on customer service
- Create magic through tech and relationships
- Parents: They are both guests and stakeholders