SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves
How can we transform the school experience for all stakeholders? Jethro Jones has the answer: design thinking.
SchoolX shows principals how to become designers, not just managers or leaders. It introduces readers to the design-thinking process, an iterative and innovative way to approach the challenges the school leader faces.
Drawing on the wisdom of the dozens of leaders he has interviewed for his Transformative Principal podcast, Jones shows principals how to put themselves in the shoes of the people in their school communities, using that empathy to drive radical change. But, crucially, Jones argues that it is only once leaders improve their own experience that they can transform the experiences of others.
About the Author
Jethro Jones is a consultant who helps schools and districts in the US to find simple solutions to complex problems. Named a Digital Principal of the Year in 2017 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals,
Jethro has served students as a teacher, district coach, media and distance learning specialist, and principal, with experience at every level of public education. He has been hosting the Transformative Principal podcast since 2013 and is the founder of the Transformative Leadership Summit. Jethro is married and has four children. jethrojones.com