STEAM Thinking Plan
We want out students to be passionate, hard working, confident, life long learners, who are prepared for their futures beyond the classroom.
We will give students the opportunity to engage in STEAM projects that will equip them for the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century work field.
Students who are equipped with the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century and in life.
To make a difference you must start with Why? Why should be at the core of the change you are trying to make. When you are able to connect with people on your why they are more likely to make connections to the change you are trying to make. You will also need to reach people on a personal level. Making emotional connections is important to promote change. Most people try to sell their ideas to people using the data and information about what they are trying to do, but if people don't feel a connection to what you are trying to do or change, this is just more information they have obtained (usually not leading to a change in their behaviors). You can't make people change that don't want to. You can just influence the change and be a role model for the change by connecting people to the change you are trying to make by sharing your why and using information (brain) as well as their emotional connections (heart). What do you want to change? What's your why?
Check out these videos to help influence change in your organization:
Book: Start with Why by Simon Sinek
How to 10x your Influence
Helpful Blog Post from Melissa Lanier - Culture Change Buster #2: The Need to Conform
Asacker, T. [Tedx Talks]. (2014). Why ted talks don't change peoples behaviors: Tom asacker at tdxcambridge 2014. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0jTZ-GP0N4
[GeneralElectric]. (2017). Meet molly, the kid who never stops inventing. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sucKTktHYA8
Kotter. J. [Dr. John Kotter]. (2011). The heart of change. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NKti9MyAAw
Maxfield, D., Grenny, J. [VitalSmarts Video]. (2015). How to change people who don't want to cheange. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ACi-D5DI6A
Sinek, S. [Steven Briginshaw]. (2013). Start with why - Simon sinek ted talk. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sioZd3AxmnE
Villis, A. (2017). The golden circle + human brain. [Image]. Retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/first-wealths-why-golden-circle-anthony-villis