Think & Read

Improve Processes to Improve Outcomes

Improve processes to improve outcomes Six Sigma and Process Review in Schools The evaluation team at Ray.Taylor and Associates strives to both prove the efficacy of an initiative and to provide information, recommendations and insight to improve the initiative. To improve an initiative one must look deeply at the full system and the processes as […]


Lessons for Educators from the Campaign Trail

Even from the bird’s eye view political campaigning, especially at the presidential level, is rich with lessons that may transfer to schools. Educators are often frustrated in how to reach and engage parents and communities and to build support and buy-in for schools and school championed causes. The 2012 election showed the masters of community organizing at work. Let’s look into their strategies and tools to find what can be mined for application in service of schools.


Understanding Transformation and Change

Successfully leading transformation and change in organizations requires understanding how change is experienced, and knowledge of strategies to optimize success and sustainability. John Kotter’s list of eight steps in transforming organizations was first published in 1995. You may recognize in the list factors that are at work in transformation in your schools and some that may be missing.