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.
Chapter 6: Guide and Focus Collaborative Improvement
“We seem to be at plateau,” Bailey Pittman said to Frank Perez. “The teams I have been leading did a really good job in the analysis and planning stages. We have all the plans in place, but I am not sure how to keep everyone engaged and focused on the work and its results. Some people seem to be good at planning, but they are struggling to get started or to be clear about how they will measure their progress.”
“Think through the people on the team you have worked with most closely,” Frank advised, “and identify those you can directly influence and who they can influence to support the work ...