Future Focused Leaders
Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate for Real Educational Change
Foreword by Salome Thomas-EL
Creativity | Leadership & Management | School Culture
Promote the skills and experiences that equip students to thrive in the future!
Future Focused Leaders concentrates on three areas, Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate, that will engage and empower school leaders to effectively prepare students and educators for the future. This book provides best practices, practical tools, and research-based strategies that educators can immediately apply for sustainable innovation in their leadership. With maintaining positive change in mind, this book also offers:
- Examples, vignettes, and activities for reflection and action
- A self-evaluation rubric to check your ability to relate, innovate, and invigorate
- Visit Chase Learning for video and audio resources, as well as a leadership simulation for team practice
"Future Focused Leaders delivers on its promise to provoke a dialogue about meaningful change. Learn from leaders from every corner of the country, and hear how they are innovating to meet the needs of all students. This truly is a book about a better tomorrow, and how to get started today."
"In my own work I have come to the conclusion that the best ideas go from practice to theory. If you believe this, as I do, Future Focused Leadership is for you. Ziegler and Ramage have provided us with lots of ideas, stories and key takeaways from many practitioners who have done it, and reflected on what they have done. Be prepared to be a proactive consumer of the ideas in this book, and you will be amply rewarded."
"Are you looking for ideas on how to build a better school community where technology isn’t an outlier but part of the core conversation? Future Focused Leaders: Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate for Real Change by Bill Ziegler and Dave Ramage is the book for you. Through practical stories from practicing K-12 leaders around the country, to their Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate framework, you will walk away with a plethora of ideas and actionable steps to get those ideas started."
"As Bill Ziegler and Dave Ramage of this informative text note, “learning is the goal.” They relentlessly focus on that goal and demonstrate the ways in which school leaders can ensure that all students do, in fact, learn. Their work advances the equity agenda and contributes to the overall understanding about the ways in which school leaders can worker smarter, not harder. I appreciated the examples in this book that can be used to inform the practices of school leaders everywhere."
"Future Focused Leaders is a fantastic resource for administrators at all levels of school leadership. The success stories lend themselves to change that can be made immediately to help students, staff, and communities. The Relate, Innovate and Invigorate framework is a wonderful model to enhance leadership capacity through activities that will move your school and district forward!"
"What a smorgasbord of greatness! Bill & Dave will exceed your expectations in all they poured into this book… including their hearts. Dynamic and realistic tips with real examples and tools. I've not seen a more inclusive book!"
"The book Future Focused Leaders: Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate for Real Change by Bill Ziegler and Dave Ramage is a must have for all leaders and aspiring leaders. Bill and Dave frame their work in a way that makes it accessible to all readers because not only do they provide ideas and share their thinking but they also spotlight real life examples of things happening in schools across our country today! Bill and Dave speak to the importance of communication in leadership and how that impacts relationships, engagement, and overall success of the community. This book serves as a guide of what could be when leaders make a dedicated and intentional effort to change things!"
"This project is a wonderful tool for a lead learner to develop skills for next level impact. These practical and powerful examples from #educhampions are powerful, practical, and will make a difference for students and staff in your school."
"The educational world is filled with linear ideas, one size fits all best practices, and data driven theories that continue to persuade school leaders to ultimately create second rate replicas from the past. Thankfully, Future Focused Leaders, provides hope for all students, and leaders, who are strong enough to rise up against traditional silos. It showcases a diverse group of leaders that strive on practice over theory, from across the US with exponential ideas, while providing an abundance of strategies for others to follow to create schools of tomorrow."
"School leaders will find many one-stop ideas that will help them innovate their school in practical, inexpensive ways."