Leading for Change

Building a Culture of Innovation: It's a Matter of Trust

By Charles W. Smargiassi

As an assistant professor of educational leadership, I began to wonder about what type of culture would support teacher autonomy during innovation.  More importantly, what elements must be present in such a culture that relinquishes control to the classroom teacher with the understanding and expectation that failure will occur but also that important learning can come from those failures?

Continue Reading this featured article from the Spring 2019 InterEd (Page 24).



A Truly Modern School: A Modern Learners Discussion with Tim Carr

At Jakarta Intercultural School, Tim Carr turned a successful traditional school into an even more successful progressive school. In this Modern Learners podcast, Carr, now Co-Head of Avenues: The World School's online campus, discusses how to bring this transformative change as well as the ambition of sharing a common experience of school across continents. 

Listen to the Discussion here.


Disruption Ahead: Avenues of Transformation

Tim Carr - Avenues: The World School

If you had both the desire and the financial backing to change the world through education, what would you design and how would you create it? At Avenues, we have that rare opportunity, fueled by the desire to transform systems of learning and then to open-source our findings for the world. The idea is to develop world-wise leaders to understand and solve global-scale problems. While Avenues is certainly creating waves, global impact will only occur if we collaborate closely together. 


About Tim: Tim Carr is currently the Director R&D at Avenues-The World School. He was awarded with AAIE's Dr. Ernest Mannino Superintendent of the Year Award in 2016 when he was the head of Jakarta International School.