THE RESEARCH The Japanese eat little fat and suffer fewer… Heart attacks than Americans, British and Australians
The French eat a lot of fat but also suffer fewer… Heart attacks than Americans, British and Australians
The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer… Heart attacks than Americans, British and Australians
The Italians drink a lot of red wine and also suffer fewer… Heart attacks than Americans, British and Australians
THE CONCLUSION Eat and drink whatever you like… It is speaking English that will kill you!
THE RESEARCH FORMULA Best Practices Danielson Teacher Framework SIOP RTI PBIS Data Teams PLCs ETC…ETC…ETC… Someone is profiting off each one!
If it is formulaic someone would have automated it and we wouldn’t need you! There is no substitute for a great teacher!
I AM NOT A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER I am a dreamer I am a worker I am a coach I am an alchemist What are you?
THE PROBLEM Public education started in 1918 as an economic trade-off Trade short term profits (child labor) for long term productivity (compliance) Tradable jobs – doing things that could be done elsewhere Only 600,000 added in the past 20 years The New York fast food workers
WHAT SHOULD A SCHOOL BE? Mechanism for opportunity Tool for empowerment Safe, healthy and happy place All children deserve this Place of learning, not a place of doing A place that children want to be a part of
THE SECRET FORMULA FOR A GOLDEN SCHOOL DON’T TELL ANYONE! Create a culture the attracts and retains the most talented teachers Foster a culture of ownership, freedom and accountability Focus on growth: everyday for every student Relentlessly transfer our passion to our students
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT Build Culture Win Engagement Achievement will follow Achievement leads to freedom
CULTURE How would kids feel if they were welcomed by an adult and greeted by smiles from every person every day? Maslow’s Hierarchy Social/emotional empathy Building norms and rules designed to promote learning and imagination Expectations that are explicitly taught and modeled Character development for students Discipline structures based on learning and social justice Equity not equality Remember we are here for children and adults are compensated to be inconvenienced!
ENGAGEMENT Are our kids ready to learn before we ask them to? How do we respond when students ask to learn? Do we teach children or curriculum? What would happen if we switched from an expectation of doing to an expectation of learning? Are our buildings set up for the learning of kids or the convenience of adults? Is there a constant connection being built between what we are asking students to do and an obvious piece of their own present or future?
RETHINKING TEACHING AND LEARNING Precise, focused instruction Point of greatest impact Cooperation instead of compliance Mass customization Homework as practice rather than assessment Flipping the classroom Mastery of skills rather than the collection of points Real-world applications Think about what you do and if it truly impacts learning
HERE IS WHERE WE START Primed for change Surrounded by talented people It is not about what you have done, but about what you will do
SHORT TERM FOCUS CCSS (Math/Language Arts/Literacy) STAR (K-8) Character Development Content Literacy Read Write Speak Listen Ocean Literacy
YEAR 1 GOALS 1 year of growth for all students Change the culture of expectations in the students, school and community Improve against the state average in Reading and Math Have WR 121 and Math 95 available for all seniors Improve and Integrate Ocean Literacy Build a quality alternative education program Develop an on demand professional development plan
3 YEAR GOALS All buildings score above the state average in Reading and Math Have available PE, Music and Art for every student, everyday Have a full college program available for dual credit Expand Ocean Literacy project to include other districts Recover homeschool and online school population through alternative education program
5 YEAR GOALS LCSD in the top 35 districts in the state of Oregon for student achievement Have at least three schools in the top ten percent in the state. Will yours be one of them?
LIVE A BALANCED LIFE Work hard Play hard Make time for your loved ones Eat well and exercise Get enough rest Laugh everyday!