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What “School Reformers” — And All Of Us — Can Learn From Pope Francis About Creating Change

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There’s a phenomenal article about Pope Francis in this week’s The New Yorker — and it isn’t behind a paywall!

Who Am I to Judge? A radical Pope’s first year is by James Carroll.

Here’s a key passage that “school reformers” — and all of us — can learn from about creating change:


I’d add the quality of “listening” to “invitation and welcome” but, nevertheless, I think the passage does provide an effective guide to creating change.

I’d say most of what I see from “school reformers” can be more accurately described as “my way or the highway” dictates and arrogance….

I’m adding this post to The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. I do agree that Pope Francis is a voice of calm in the midst of great division. Let’s work to bring a similar quality to our own realms of influence.

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