Blueprint Connections – Appreciative Leadership and Positive Framing

Where in the Blueprint might you find evidence of Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Leadership?  If you are thinking, “it’s throughout”, you are absolutely right!  As you review the following Blueprint components, reflect on the strengths of your district and school and how you might contextualize this thinking.  Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Leadership is embedded in … More Blueprint Connections – Appreciative Leadership and Positive Framing

Blueprint Connections – Small System Cycles

The Blueprint’s foundational research is based on work in both education reform and improvement science. Small System Cycles function to intentionally integrate components from different systems and routines within the Blueprint. Educating students is a complex endeavor. Making sustained improvements in educational systems means seeing the interconnectedness of components, practices, and actions from a number of systems and routines to maximize the impact on leading, teaching, and learning. … More Blueprint Connections – Small System Cycles

Blueprint Connections – Data-driven, Decision-making Organizations

Making decisions based on data is a part of a Blueprint district’s culture. The Blueprint emphasizes Problem-Solving and Performance Management as components that are integral to the success of system installation overall. Both of these components use data in slightly different ways to inform next steps for the district. … More Blueprint Connections – Data-driven, Decision-making Organizations