Episode 50: How To Reverse Engineer Your Portrait Of A Graduate
I am old enough to remember using a road map to get where I was going. Yes, I am talking about the impossible to fold map that lived in the glove compartment!
In the 90’s I graduated to MapQuest and clearly remember driving to Ocean City, New Jersey with my wife reading pages and pages of directions to help us get to the beach.
Now we have GPS and I love it so much! I can even choose a voice with a British accent that sounds super smart while guiding me through an unfamiliar city. GPS is an amazing invention! Just take a moment to think about satellites orbiting the Earth that know exactly where I am, how fast I am traveling and can tell me that I need to turn right in 500 feet!
GPS is amazing. GPS is an incredible technological achievement. But, GPS is useless without one very critical piece of information that you must provide.
As private school leaders, I worry that we don’t spend enough time thinking about where we are going. We are VERY busy putting out fires, solving problems and making decisions that keep our school moving forward. But, I wonder if we are clear on the destination.
On today’s episode of The Private School Leader Podcast, I want to help you get super clear on your “portrait of a graduate” (also sometimes called “profile of a graduate” or “ideal graduate outcomes”). We are also going to discuss how to “reverse engineer” your portrait of a graduate, so that everything you do at your school is intentionally moving you in the direction of your destination.
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