Collective student efficacy

In my previous post, I spoke about efficacy. I believe this is an essential part of the development of beliefs. Understanding collaboration with others supports learning from each other and building on strengths. Supporting the growth of efficacy in these manners helps to stimulate learning growth by all. The new book: Collective Student Efficacy Developing IndependentContinue reading “Collective student efficacy”

Efficacy

Efficacy is a word we hear a great deal. Do we understand what it means in its various uses? Efficacy is the ability to perform a task to an expected degree or satisfaction; being successful in producing an intended result or effectiveness. Providing ourselves with a basic understanding of the definition helps guide us whenContinue reading “Efficacy”

Root Causes

We can only achieve the outcomes we desire if the priorities we identify address the root of the problems preventing growth. This can only happen if the right priorities are addressed. Gather information, analyze and move past just identification. In education, I know we often stop at just symptoms. In other organizations and companies, IContinue reading “Root Causes”

Focus on Improvement-Friday

When we think about the improvement process a vision of binders appears with bullet points, goals, documents, graphs, data, charts and the list goes on. Stop ⛔ Think about focusing on improving one day at a time. At the end of the day, reflect. Now, what can you do tomorrow to be better than today?Continue reading “Focus on Improvement-Friday”

Wednesday Wonders…

The final school bell for 2021 has rung for most of our students. Students have their final report cards but do we wonder how all of our schools did? What about education? How did all of the students across our nation do in 2021? How did the schools and districts do for our students? TheContinue reading “Wednesday Wonders…”

Time matters..Wednesday Wisdom

Below is a great article to read as you think about solutions for your schools moving forward. Often in school improvement efforts, the time has been a talking point and added to programs with promises of improvements. Time is a very fragile element we have limited control over. Additional time is not the solution alone.Continue reading “Time matters..Wednesday Wisdom”

Why? This is a question I ask daily

I keep myself sheltered as much as possible from daily negativity. It is never good for anyone’s health to keep negative influences in your life daily. However, it would help if you kept yourself informed of current events to support others and yourself. Statistics of the number of violent incidents, shootings, and crimes are onContinue reading “Why? This is a question I ask daily”

Fundamental Friday

In our lives we have fundamental things, activities and principles that are important to us. We can believe strongly in some as an essential part of who we are or part of our purpose of being. People seeking meaning beyond themselves seem to be happier, healthier, and live longer. I have no data to confirmContinue reading “Fundamental Friday”

Strategic Action Plan

Looking at data is an essential piece to any plan you make. Data is not the only piece of information you need when making decisions. Maybe it is a lesson, a unit of instruction, an improvement plan, an approach to hire new staff or a rollout plan for products. If you live in a largeContinue reading “Strategic Action Plan”

STOP ⛔ Leading….Start Building

Robyn R. Jackson is the author of this great new book from ASCD! In this book, you’ll learn how to use her Buildership Model™ to escape the “school improvement hamster wheel”. Embark on creating the school your students and teachers deserve. It involves a few simple shifts in how your approach. As leaders, we alwaysContinue reading “STOP ⛔ Leading….Start Building”