Invest in the brainpower of people around problem solving.
How can we engage people to become champions of improvement? Today, we share how one school district stayed eight months ahead of the national conversation by investing in the brainpower of its people to solve its toughest challenges. Listen as Dr. Pat Greco and Janet discuss how the right measures and processes support an army of improvers in the School District of Menomonee Falls.
This episode answers questions such as:
- What can leaders navigate their own stress levels to stay focused on staff and student needs?
- How can we prevent our change efforts from failing?
- What does classroom improvement look like in the School District of Menomonee Falls?
To hear more from the School District of Menomonee Falls, listen to Cultivate a Can-Do Culture with Superintendent Corey Golla, Listen to People to Continuously Improve and Creating a Culture of Shared Leadership featuring Casey Blochowiak, Tina Posnanski and Sue Lee.
Featured Episode Resources
AASA | LEARNING FROM WICKED CHALLENGES
How a Wisconsin school system deployed an army of improvers to light the way during a year of volatility. An “army of improvers” is at work in the School District of Menomonee Falls in Wisconsin, where staff learn how to increase student engagement, improve parent confidence, keep their people safe and sustain learning outcomes in 45-day cycles of improvement.
SE | RETURN TO LEARN: IMPROVEMENT AND EXECUTION TOOLKIT
These times call for leaders to be aligned and tight in their approaches to manage uncertainties and change. Now, more than ever, we need to attend to our core business: ensuring that students have every opportunity to learn and succeed. Regardless of the changing dynamics we experience, we are responsible for providing excellent service to students and their families and ensuring them educational excellence.
SE | IMPROVEMENT CYCLES TO SUSTAIN PROGRESS
As leaders make difficult decisions to create the best possible conditions for learning during constant change and disruption, we also face another emerging challenge. There is growing fear among the public that students may be experiencing irreparable learning loss. This fear, however, is not a new concept.
9P | HUDDLE FOR CRITICAL OUTCOMES
When teams are experiencing immense change or periods of disruption, leaders can bring attention to the priorities by creating routine team huddles to test ideas, monitor progress, and learn as changes are implemented. This structured daily meeting helps to create the consistency people crave during change.
SE | CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: ADJUSTING THROUGH DISRUPTION
What practices inspire a real change in culture? Discover how one organization transformed from a ship drifting aimlessly to one with guiding direction towards success. Consider these 10 tips to adopt a continuous improvement framework in your organization.
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