In the context of education, empowerment can be a loaded word. Everyone wants it, but not everyone knows how to best implement it. However, Dr. Shields – former professor at The Johns Hopkins School of Education and international leader on educational change – knows how to empower others, and he has the results to prove it.
As the Special Advisor to the Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational Equity, host of the SoundBalming Podcast, recipient of the 2015 Social Innovator award, and 2016-2017 Open Society Institute Fellow, Dr. Shields has been studying, writing about, and implementing change in schools and non-profit organizations for years. What’s more, he has tracked and measured his methods for change. And they work.