There Is Another Way! Launch a Baldrige-Based Quality Classroom

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9780873896535: There Is Another Way! Launch a Baldrige-Based Quality Classroom

This training guide represents a way to use the Baldrige criteria to improve classroom systems. It is designed for classroom teachers at all levels, as well as teachers in training. Included are examples from different regions of the country, different educational levels, and a variety of classes, with the hope that readers will be able to relate their own situation to those described. The various tools are embedded ‘just-in-time’ in the text: explained and applied right where they are mentioned. Also included is a Tools Selection Chart to help readers refer immediately to the tools' instructions for each activity. The book's approach is practical, with the many activities having already been tested and improved in the authors' numerous training sessions with real teachers. It is not a book to be read and put on a shelf...it is intended for ‘doers’! With a foreword by Robert A. McKanna, Superintendent of Schools for Community Consolidated School District 15 in Palatine, Illinois, 2003 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipient. Benefits: The CD-ROM included contains templates for all the tools and activities discussed in the book. Contents: Chapter 1 – Quality and the Baldrige Framework Chapter 2 – Create a Quality Classroom System for Success Chapter 3 – Management by Fact Chapter 4 – Plan for Quality in Key Classroom Processes Chapter 5 – Make Mid-Course Corrections to Instructional Processes Chapter 6 – Motivate Students to do High Performance Work Chapter 7 – Energize Students, Get Results, and Celebrate Chapter 8 – Summary Appendix A - Examples of Student and Stakeholder Feedback Instruments Appendix B - Partial Examples of District Expectations Appendix C - Student Data and Goal Setting Books Appendix D – Templates Glossary Recommended Reading

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Margaret A. Byrnes, Managing Associate for Quality Education Associates, is an internationally known expert on continuous improvement, quality practices, and system alignment. She has served as an examiner for the Baldrige Award and in 2002 served as a senior examiner. She has served as a teacher, counselor, and administrator with training and coaching experience in schools across the nation. Co-author of The Quality Teacher and Quality Fusion, she has also written a children’s introductory book on quality, Dr. Deming and His Amazing Quality Idea. Jeanne C. Baxter, Professor Emeritus of Leadership Education at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, is currently an examiner for the State of Wisconsin’s Forward Award, based on the Baldrige criteria. She is a recognized expert on leadership, school-centered decision making, team building, and business-school partnerships. Co-author of Leadership Through Collaboration: Alternatives to the Hierarchy, she served as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent in Illinois before joining Northeastern and chairing the Department of Leadership.

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