As expectations and accountability for student learning and performance have risen over the last decade, a new educational role has evolved: the School Improvement Specialist (SIS). The School Improvement Specialist Field Guide is designed to support and guide school improvement practitioners in effectively facilitating school improvement while meeting the ten standards established by The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). This book helps new school improvement specialists: Hit the ground running; Improve the effectiveness, quality and efficiency of their work; Increase their confidence in their professional practice; Understand the steps and knowledge needed to become a certified school improvement specialist

Whether you are a consultant, administrator, coach or teacher leader, this book helps you improve organizational processes and staff performance at your school site, ultimately raising student achievement.

Organize and Manage Efforts and Resources

Organize and manage efforts and resources

Real World Challenge: Bailey's Story, Part 5

“So, how is it going?” Frank Perez asked Bailey Pittman. “Are you making progress?”

“We are!” Bailey said enthusiastically. “Our efforts have good momentum, and the principal and I are working together well. I love this job, but I have never worked so many hours. It can be exhausting. I lay awake every night thinking of all the things that we need to do.”

“I know you are doing a great job,” Frank encouraged. “Be careful to focus on coordinating the work and guiding those in the school who need to own the work to do it. Don't fall into the trap of doing the work for them. Engage them ...

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