As evaluation and improvement experts, we recognize that improving institutions is all about helping its learners, teachers, and leaders achieve meaningful progress. In every facet of our work, we dedicate our efforts, expertise, and experience to help an institution pursue and realize desired areas of improvement. A focus on evaluation and improvement is imperative. Improvement without evaluation is guesswork, and evaluation without improvement is a waste of time and energy. However, evaluation for improvement can move an institution toward its vision for teaching and learning. The pursuit of improvement is a learning journey and unique in every circumstance but can be achieved.
But where do institutions begin? It begins with leadership. Leaders want to improve their institutions. They want their teachers to grow and be at their best; they want their learners to grow and learn at their best; and they want to grow and lead at their best. Most of all, leaders want to create, nurture, and grow a culture of success. We help leaders evaluate where they are and where they want to be on their improvement journey. We help institutions sort through the challenges and chart a path to success.
To aid leaders on this journey, they have at their disposal resources and tools, professional learning, collaborative networks, and practitioner-based guidance. The Source is one of those resources, with practitioner-based guidance that speaks directly to teachers and leaders.
In this edition, read about:
- A Statewide Approach to Developing Leaders
- The Great Upheaval of Higher Education and Its Implications for the Nation’s Schools
- Teacher PD for a New Era
- Why a Diocesan School of Distinction Refuses to Take a Victory Lap
- Maxwell’s Maxims for School Leaders
- Creating a Culture–Four Tenets to Foster a Sense of Wellbeing Among Staff and Students
- Navigating Excellence–The Unique Path to Continuous School Improvement in Non-Public Education
The most arduous challenge in education is to improve a school, any school. However, every school can be better tomorrow than it was yesterday. Together, we can meet this challenge.
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