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Education is the heartbeat of society.

Ensuring learning progress despite disruptions to learning has been no easy feat since the pandemic began. However, at Erwin Middle School leaders worked together to decrease student absences by over 40% and decrease the number of F’s and incomplete assignments by 51%. Today, Principal Dr. Angela Bush joins Janet to share how her team continues to close the academic achievement gap and move students forward.

This episode answers questions such as:

  • How can we tackle student learning gaps?
  • What measures are most important for ensuring post-secondary readiness?
  • Why are school leaders, teachers, resource officers, guidance counselors and parents all needed to close the academic achievement gap?

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.

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SE | MOVE STUDENTS FORWARD WITH A FOCUS ON STRENGTHS

WIt’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?

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9P | SHORT IMPROVEMENT CYCLES

In this video, Dr. Janet Pilcher describes the short cycle improvement process that supports achievement of annual goals. She explains what to do and ask when results are trending at and above goal, as well as how to dig deeper when progress is trending below goal.

 

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Connect with Coaches and Guests

The challenges over the last year may have kept us at a physical distance, but we are here with you and we have other ways for you to connect with your leadership community. Our listeners can engage with our coaches and expert guests every week at virtual roundtable discussions and at our upcoming conferences.

Explore our upcoming events:

february 2023

14feb2:00 pm2:45 pmDriving Performance Through Impactful ConversationsStuder Learning Communities: Executive and Cabinet Leaders

march 2023

21mar2:00 pm2:45 pmCoaching Supervisors to Drive PerformanceStuder Learning Communities: HR and Professional Development Leaders

april 2023

11apr2:00 pm2:45 pmReflecting for Growth: Students and TeachersStuder Learning Communities: School and Instructional Leaders

may 2023

09may2:00 pm2:45 pmReflecting for Growth: Our Senior TeamStuder Learning Communities: Executive and Cabinet Leaders

june 2023

13jun2:00 pm2:45 pmReflecting for Growth: Climate and CultureStuder Learning Communities: HR and Professional Development Leaders

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