As a number of LYS readers know, I have been on a speaking tour this summer. A question I get from almost every audience is, “Why are the schools that I and the LYS team work with so successful at rapidly improving student performance?”

The answer to this question is something that I hope every school leader (and LYS reader) considers as they begin to get back into start of school mode.

Here is the answer to the question and one of the secrets to rapid improvement:

“All student performance (behavior, social, and academic) is driven by adult practice. Change what the adults do and students respond.”

So what is going to change in your classroom, on your campus, or in your district this year? Ponder this and send in some of your thoughts and ideas. This is everyone’s chance to join in the discussion.

Think. Work. Achieve.

Your turn…