Questions without easy answers

“Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets.”  ~ W. Edward Deming

Is your system getting the results you want? Are all of your students achieving at high levels? Are all of your teachers using the best instructional strategies to engage all students in authentic learning opportunities at high levels? Do all of your leaders serve as collaborative, instructional leaders with a clear vision of the future for their school and your district?

Most of us cannot answer yes to all of the above questions. So what now? What will you do to get different results? How will you redesign your system so that the results you see are better aligned to your vision? What needs to change in order to create stronger leaders, teachers, students, thinkers, schools, and systems?

What questions do you need to ask in order to begin the process? Where will you begin?  What next?



About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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2 Responses to Questions without easy answers

  1. Sheila Krotz says:

    I really appreciate the way you force me to engage! I am really trying to temper my comments in class, as I always feel as though I am complaining about SUHSD. And it is so demoralizing to sit and listen to the commentary about schools that are doing wonderful things. I am ashamed of the district and how it uses monetary resources to fight political battles instead of using that money for children. I am so happy that you are in a district that appreciated the value of professional development! I am reading so much research that includes meaningful professional development as one of the key elements (no surprise to me) of building capacity. After our many conversations regarding PD, I know you are aware of its importance! I hope to hear more of your ideas!

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