I hope that everyone has enjoyed reading the various thoughts and stories from leaders across the country during our bi-annual Blog Salon (come back in September for our second one).
During the Salon, we heard examples of how folks are measuring quality, in terms of the effectiveness of their partnerships and their levels of student engagement:
- Talia’s story of training school leaders to look at student work using the Qualities of Quality.
- The results Merryl shared from her program, DREAM.
- Lynne’s explanation of partnerships that have (and have not) worked for her national association.
We also heard some calls to action, by authors who wanted to push the field forward:
- Seth’s ideas for shaking up education.
- Jane’s call to let go of the notion that “models” from the “pockets of excellence” in the field will emerge and conveniently help us “scale up” and solve all of our problems.
- Joyce’s simple reminder that creativity is the answer to this search for quality.
Thanks for following our salon on quality, engagement, and partnerships.
After reading all of these posts, have you decided on your own equation for quality in your community? I’d love to hear your final reflections in the comments section.
To view the salon in its entirety, please use this link: http://bit.ly/y9d2JV.