Visible data inspires collective motivation and ownership.
As educators, it’s our goal to help students progress, achieve, and build confidence in themselves and their learning. We are witnessing schools do so by using simple continuous improvement strategies in the classroom. To share what this looks like, we’ve interviewed Leader Coach, Dr. Kathleen Orapollo, an expert in designing unique adult and student learning experiences. Today, Kathy and Janet discuss why classroom improvement is critical for students and staff, simple strategies to implement, and how a middle school is actively using improvement cycles.
This episode answers questions such as:
- How does continuous improvement build the fundamentals of organizational excellence?
- What tools and strategies help teachers and students understand and implement classroom improvement?
- Why is it critical for success to keep data visible?
Featured Episode Resources
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.
SE | MOVE STUDENTS FORWARD WITH A FOCUS ON STRENGTHS
It’s our mission as educators to keep students engaged and accelerate learning. We strive to create the best learning environments for student success. We want to help low performers excel and progress. It’s time to pause and ask ourselves, what are we really doing to focus on progress? And how do we help teachers have the right mindset to drive the work?
SE | BUILDING THE CONDITIONS FOR A LEARNING CULTURE
When was the last time you tried something new? New experiences such as tasting foreign cuisine or starting a job force us to leave our comfort zones. To learn or improve requires that people leave the comfort zone and take on uncharted territory. As leaders in education, this is our mission.
9P | PLUS/DELTA IN ACTION
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