School changes

In reading the personal experiences of fellow teachers related to change it is common to see that consultation and time to process it is what is often lacking.  There is often not enough time given to absorb the reasons for the change leading to resentment and frustration. Gillian Cornwell and Carolien Powell both mentioned that new leaders often bring in new ideas without consultation of existing staff. Involvement in the change and feeling part of the process of change has always made me feel more comfortable with it.

Clement (2014, p. 45) highlighted problems that can occur with change when adequate time is not given to make meaning of the change.

Clement, J. (2014) Managing mandated educational changeSchool Leadership & Management, 34(1), 39-51. doi:10.1080/13632434.2013.813460