I loved how the Positive Core (Strength) metaphor was used! What a stroke of genius. Also love the circles within circles ideas. Good wishes for you on this groundbreaking work with Bibb County Schools.
Ezelle Theunissen, Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator/Trainer, Cape Town, South Africa
"As a technology professional, it is encouraging to me to see such an innovative spirit beginning in our Public school system. My favorite sessions, viewable on YouTube, were the technology breakouts. I loved hearing and even having some 'aha!' moments as the many great ideas were shared."
"Beginning with the innovative, community-inclusive Strategic Planning sessions, the fun-filled breakout sessions, to the thought-provoking strategic results, this motivated school district has created an atmosphere that can potentially spark the creative global learning environment that our traditional learning institutions so desperately need." "Good stuff."
"How do we create an educational environment that can compete in a global environment? Watch these people. They have some great ideas!"
"If you've ever read Thomas Friedman's 'The World is Flat' and wondered if or how the U.S. can possibly retake its lost lead in the global marketplace, check out what is happening in this Macon Georgia school district. Based on recent educational innovative successes in their school district, they have used an innovative approach in Strategic Planning to establish a framework that could begin just that."
Brenda Kenyon, PMP , Network Engineer at Hewlett-Packard
Amazing! What was shown on the Macon Miracle videos are amongst the most exciting things I have witnessed in my twenty-five years in K-12 education. That is the bold and comprehensive change that is needed to truly improve student achievement. It also proves that creative and innovative advances can occur anywhere there is a true desire.
It will be fascinating to see how it evolves over the next few years.
Michael Walker, Retired School Administrator, California and Retired Colonel, USMC