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1 Breaking Ranks: The Comprehensive Framework for School Improvement NASSP: Patti Kinney, Middle Level Services John Nori, Program Development

2 Breaking Ranks: A Dynamic Framework

3 The Breaking Ranks Framework Why does your school need to improve? What needs to improve? How do we improve our school? Who? Do YOU and YOUR TEAM have what it takes to create a culture for change?

4 The WHY of School Improvement

5 What is school culture? The way we do things around here.

6 Changing culture is the only road to significant and lasting school improvement. Culture eats strategies for breakfast. Peter Drucker

7 Power of School Culture A sense of community increases student performance and engagement. A sense of community increases student performance and engagement. A positive culture increases the staffs sense of efficacy and engagement in teaching & learning. A positive culture increases the staffs sense of efficacy and engagement in teaching & learning. ~Bill Simmer, Independent School Management

8 The Layers of Culture Observable Staff handbook, logo, types of meetings, grouping of students, daily schedule, celebrations, signs, announcements, public roles. Values & Beliefs Vision, what we believe about teaching, learning, schooling, education, children and parenting expressed in what we say and do. Collective Assumptions Taken for granted understandings about whats worth doing; the hidden psychological level. *Greatest leverage for change is here

9 Re-culturing A change in beliefs and a willingness to rethink old beliefs and assumptions that underlie stuck behaviors. A shift in point of orientation from outward to inward. The creation of new mental models that serve us better.

10 Structural Change Cultural Change

11 Structural Changes RTI RTI Advisories Advisories Detracking Detracking Flexible Grouping Flexible Grouping Inclusion Classes Inclusion Classes Flexible Schedules Flexible Schedules Interdisciplinary Teams Interdisciplinary Teams Ninth-Grade Academies Ninth-Grade Academies Common Planning Time Common Planning Time Small Learning Communities Small Learning Communities Elementary Departmentalization Elementary Departmentalization Professional Learning Communities Professional Learning Communities

12 Common Set of Beliefs Common Set of Beliefs New Ways of Interacting New Ways of Interacting Heightened Expectations Heightened Expectations Honest Examination of reality Honest Examination of reality Shared Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals Shared Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals Cultural Changes

13 Culture Mindset By Carol Dweck

14 The WHAT of School Improvement

15 The WHAT of the Breaking Ranks ® Framework Collaborative Leadership Personalizing your School Environment Improved Student Performance Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Culture Leadership Professional Development Organization Equity Relationships Assessment Instruction Curriculum 9 recommendations 8 recommendations 12 recommendations Cornerstones Core AreasRecommendations

16 An integrated approach… Collaborative Leadership Personalizing your School Environment Improved Student Performance Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Culture Leadership Professional Development Organization Equity Relationships Assessment Instruction Curriculum 9 recommendations 8 recommendations 12 recommendations

17 The How of School Improvement

18 Change The only person who likes change is a baby with a wet diaper. - Mark Twain

19 TRADITION

20 There is Light at the End of the Tunnel

21 A Process Circle for Guiding Change

22 Change Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein

23 The Who of School Improvement

24 What skills do school leaders need?

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26 Identified Weaknesses 1. Setting Instructional Direction 2. Developing Others 3. Written Communications

27 The Breaking Ranks Framework Why does your school need to improve? What needs to improve? How do we improve our school? Who? Do YOU and YOUR TEAM have what it takes to create a culture for change?

28 Interested in learning more about NASSP programs, products and services? Interested in learning more about NASSP programs, products and services? Please fill out and return the NASSP Request Form and well be in touch!


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