For most people in the general population failure is so mentally painful that they shy away from anything where failure is a distinct possibility. 

Now consider those is our profession (education). As a group, we are much more risk adverse than our peers in other professions. So actually, we run away from failure before we can learn anything useful from it.

That is the genius and the problem of the LYS short-cycle common assessment process. The genius is that the process creates little, low risk failures that teach a staff how to incrementally improve. The problem occurs when there is no leadership will and a staff succumbs to fear and quits the process.

There is no such thing as “risk-free” improvement.  But with the right process and the right leadership, there can be “risk-reduced” improvement.

Think. Work. Achieve.

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