Leadership – Education – Technology – Other Interesting Stuff

Recently on the LinkedIn group page for the American Educational Research Association a question came up that caught my attention.

What is the “tipping point” for adopting new practices in schools?

The author of the question shared “The One-Third Hypothesis posits that when a third of a group adopts an innovation, the rest of the group would follow.” My wondering was about other people’s experiences with this. What percentage of teachers needs to change their practice before the rest of the teachers in the same school adopt the new practice? How does participating in a teacher learning community help build the incentive or desire to change? Where do the early adopters fit in and what effect do they have on these changes in practice?

What have YOUR experiences been with teachers changing practice? What could you identify as tipping points? Please chime in here and share your experience!

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