This latest entry in the Continuous Improvement in the Classroom series describes the firsthand experience of learning how to build a system, put processes into place, and use tools to make sure those processes are effective and efficient. It will work with any program and with any way that you already teach. Rather than creating new work, it shows how to continuously improve what you are already doing. It is about judging if there are things that you do that need to be abandoned. It is about the thinking you do before you begin the work. It is about training the workers in order that they know how the system works and feel confident about being able to succeed in your system. It is about how the L to J helped to change an entire school.
If you have ever wondered what it is that teacher down the hall is doing that helps him or her figure out how to get such great results, it is not the programs they put into place but how they figure out what is best for their classroom and their students. Author Vickie Hedrick (Instructional Facilitator) describes the things she and her teachers worked on and the processes they put into place to build a system where everyone has the opportunity for greatness.