Question what you know.
How can we tackle declining student performance? After over a year of difficult transitions and decisions, Janet shares why we need to rethink and unlearn what schools have done in the past. Most people in our educational systems want to contribute to student success – it is our purpose. Using the book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant, Janet explains how we can question and challenge our current thinking to prepare students to perform at the highest levels.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- Why is unlearning more important than intelligence?
- How can we improve student performance results?
- What can we learn from scientists and apply to our practice to get the best results for students?
Featured Episode Resources
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?
9P | HOW DO WE KNOW IF IT’S AN IMPROVEMENT?
Before we implement initiatives or changes, it can be useful to engage in a process to clearly define the need for improvement or the problem to be solved. When we talk about improvement and innovation, we aren’t just talking about big insights that change the world. Improvement also happens when we make small changes.
SE | WHAT IS BOLD LEADERSHIP?
As society evolves, education is always needed to transform to help students prepare for the workforce. Equally so, this evolution creates demand for leaders to respond and empower people on their teams to make a bigger impact. The type of leadership required today looks different than it did a decade ago.
9P | SHORT CYCLE IMPROVEMENT PROCESS QUESTIONS
There are specific questions that support greater understanding about actions and results trending at or above goal, as well as questions to guide adjustments for those areas in need of improvement. As teams respond to the questions, the trending results are important considerations when uncovering why actions are working or not working.
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