In response to the post, “Instructional Discussions,” a reader writes:

“The problem with Cain’s Foundation Trinity is getting people to believe that teaching can be objectively measured. As for objectively measuring instructional quality, that’s an even tougher sell. Any tips?”

SC Response
Here is the basic recipe:

1. Staff training
2. Constant coaching conversations
3. Short-term measurable targets
4. Force of leadership will
5. Time
6. And most importantly, results.

But here is the secret weapon. It helps to either carry a really big stick or have a superintendent who is willing to back you up. Without either of those two things, you can still dramatically improve student performance, but you may not be around to receive the credit. Not that the LYS Nation give a hoot about credit.

Think. Work. Achieve.

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