What makes a great school?
Training (specific for each employee)
A Principal who listens
How to encourage SCHOOL REFORM and
IMPROVEMENT of QUALITY at SCHOOLS
What questions should we ask to improve our school systems?
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Links for teachers
1. Everything in our education systems is focus on passing “the Test.” New methods of teaching are still aiming at producing students capable of passing “the Test.” In fact modern technology and economic developments in Western society has driven a paradigm change which demands a different output from our education systems. How do we get away from “the Test” and what should replace it? -- WS
2. For decades we have been delivering a one size fits all curriculum, most of the content of which the modern student does not need to know. With information at the end of their finger tips they need to learn how to learn and to be motivated to do so. Schools are depriving many students of reaching their full potential before they become discouraged, uninterested and in some cases totally depressed about life. What are the most important and effective steps we can take in order to stop the tweaking of the current system and to produce schools relevant to our students, families and society today? -- WS
3. Amongst educational reformers, much is being made of project-based courses, virtual offerings, community-based internships, innovative college courses, and capstone projects. What universal system, measure, or structure should, or could, be used to provide the future employer with an understanding of the skills, competences, and work ethics of the job applicant? --WS
and Design, Philadelphia
, chain of charter schools that include the CAI model described by Dr. Abraham S. Fischler in GuideOnTheSide.com
, St. Louis (publishers of a widely used workbook for introducing multiple intelligences in academics)
School, Tracy, California Motto: Aspire, achieve, advance
**These schools were profiled in High Schools on a Human Scale: How Small Schools can Transform American Education (2003) by
Thomas Toch, introduction by Tom vander Ark,
Beacon Press, ISBN 978-0807032459
Websites (reformers, publishers)
, publishers of The Big Picture: Education Is Everybody’s Business
(2004) by Dennis Littky and Samantha Grabelle, ISBN 978-
QBESchool.com, Will Sutherland, innovative curricula
City University of New York
Zealand, author of The Learning Web with
Jeannette Vos: How to quit school at 14 and
62 ♥ No more boring
, a training organization for teachers, mentions Deming in two books, noting that 94% of errors are system errors
due to organization, procedures and items under management's control. Only 6% can be attributed to operator error. BrainSmart.org is one of the first organizations related to education that has quoted Deming.