In response to the discussion on “Programs,” a reader writes:
“I don’t disagree with this reader at all. However, I still contend that big gains, perhaps the biggest gains, occur when we focus on improving the quality of instruction in the classrooms. Endless programs implementation takes our eyes off of that prize. Without quality instruction in the classrooms, I contend you are attempting to put icing on a cake that isn’t even baked yet.”
Let me solidify your response. Improved student performance and improved front line teaching are directly correlated. As you are well aware, the first trick to improving a campus is the recognition that bad instruction is better than no instruction. Then replace bad instruction with better, and so on and so on….
Think. Work. Achieve.