School Leadership Reimagined - Why you may want to throw away your School Improvement Plan

EPISODE 76

Why you may want to throw away your School Improvement Plan

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Most school improvement plans are little more than a work of fiction. They don’t represent the reality of our work and they present goals that are either too low or not meaningful enough to make a real difference in the lives of your students.
  • Builders approach planning differently. They use a planning process that allows them to set and reach high goals and execute with discipline.
  • When you approach planning #LikeABuilder, you can actually set higher goals, and more importantly, you can consistently and predictably meet them. 

How often have you written a beautiful School Improvement Plan, submitted it to your district, and then never referenced it again (at least until it's time to submit your end of the year progress report)? Or, how often have you created a SIP plan with the best of intentions only to find that you failed to execute it because life got in the way. Well if your School Improvement Planning process is not serving you, maybe it's time you had a different process.

In today's episode, find out how Builder's approach planning in a way that helps them reach their goals predictably and go from one success to the next. Once you're done, you'll know how to go beyond school improvement planning to actually improving your school #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • Have you always wanted to attend Builder’s Lab but could never get away? We’ve designed a virtual Builder’s Lab that will be unlike any online or virtual event you’ve ever experienced. It’s called Builder’s Lab 360 Experience and it’s going to have all the things we love most about Builder’s Lab plus a few more upgrades that make it even MORE powerful! Go to www.mindstepsinc.com/builders-lab to get your tickets.   
  •  Have you joined the new School Leadership Reimagined facebook group? It’s where we can continue the conversation after the show. Just click here to join.
  • Why the way that we were typically thought to plan for school improvement rarely works.
  • Why creating a School Improvement Plan is not the point. The point is to actually achieve meaningful results for students.
  • How Builder’s approach planning.
  • Why Builders think in 90-day cycles.
  • What is so magical about 90 days?
  • The difference between 90-day cycles and quarterly planning and why knowing this difference makes all the difference.
  • Why we often fail to execute on our plans and what you can do instead.
  • How you can make success more predictable.
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