Building a Shared Vision Part 3: How Will We Get There?

If you are reading this, I suspect you want to help move your school or district forward, and recognize that a critical first step is developing a shared vision with stakeholders, including your staff and community. This is the third post describing a process to quickly build an effective vision. The first post set up … More Building a Shared Vision Part 3: How Will We Get There?

Building a Shared Vision Part 2: Where Will They Be?

Creating a shared vision is a critical step in school improvement efforts. This post is the continuation of an effective process for creating such a shared vision. In the previous post, we discussed the background of the process, who to invite, and some of the set up. This portion focuses on how to arrive at … More Building a Shared Vision Part 2: Where Will They Be?

Building a Shared Vision Part 1: Where To Begin?

Destination Matters. This is true with schools, too. Our destination should be more than just the work we do: taking attendance, direct instruction, providing practice, reviewing and assessing work, providing feedback, etc. Why are we bothering to do this work? For that matter, how do we know this is the right work to do? We … More Building a Shared Vision Part 1: Where To Begin?