The Stronger Smarter Approach is grounded in the belief that every educator can challenge the status quo and make a difference to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their classrooms. The approach calls on individuals to see themselves differently and, as a result, view their role in the world differently. We describe this as everyone taking Responsibility for Change.

Lead author, the Institute's former Chief Operations Officer Dyonne Anderson, a proud Githabal woman from the Far North Coast of NSW, is joined by Dr John Davis, Dr Rhonda Coopes, Michal Purcell and Cathy Jackson.

Dyonne reflects on how the Stronger Smarter Leadership Program supports Responsibility for Change. Combined with the experiences of participants in the program, this provides a powerful narrative of the difference educators can make in the ‘contact zone’, working with students on a daily basis, when they change their thinking and take Responsibility for Change.