But I’m a Committed Sardine…are you?
This is one of the best analogies for creating change that I’ve come across…
A little known fact is that a blue whale is so large that when it decides to turn around, it can take 2 to 3 minutes to turn 180 degrees so that it can swim in the opposite direction. This slow mover reminds us of another slow mover, our school systems.
But compare the way a blue whale turns around (slowly) to how a school of fish turns around – specifically a school of sardines – which can have the same or even a greater mass than the whale and does the same thing. A school of sardines can turn almost instantly. What’s their secret? How do they know when to turn?
When a critical mass of truly committed sardines is reached – not a huge number like 50 percent or 80 percent of the school, but 15 to 20 percent who are truly committed to a new direction – the rest of the school suddenly turns and goes with them – almost instantaneously!
The Committed Sardine Blog … Thinking outside the can.
If you’re not one of these, you may be a Connected Educator.