Quick Wins

Recommended Practice: Make visible improvements early in the school turnaround process.

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Making Visible Improvements Early in the Turnaround Process

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This multimedia overview describes the nature and purpose of quick wins in turnaround schools. It offers examples of quick wins that principals can achieve in their schools.

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Overview

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Motivating Reform With Quick Wins

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Dr. Sam Redding discusses the reasons for establishing successes early in the turnaround process and provides some examples of quick wins used in successful turnaround schools.

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Expert Interview

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Increasing Time on Task

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Staff had several quick wins to reduce classroom interruptions and increase the percentage of class time dedicated to instruction and learning. The administration adjusted morning announcements and...

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School Example

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Immediate Attention

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Listen to the principal of a successful inner-city school describe the quick changes made to their main office. She and her staff made tough decisions about what needed immediate attention, quickly...

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School Example

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"Caught You Teaching to the Norms" Notepad

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Teachers and instructional leaders use this notepad during brief observations to note teachers' integration of the school's instructional norms into daily lessons: Objective, Checking for...

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Sample Material

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New School Intensive Scope and Sequence

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New York City provides principals of new schools with training to understand the step-by-step opening process, beginning with communicating the new school's vision to staff and the community and...

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Sample Material

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School Implementation Plan

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This principal-developed implementation plan is used to determine the transitional structures needed to build a strong school focused on teaching and learning. The plan includes activities such as...

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Sample Material

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Grade-Level Scheduling

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Grade-level teachers at Edgemont Elementary School follow the same daily schedule to ensure adherence to required instructional minutes and to allow for collaborative planning. This document...

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Sample Material

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Tracking the Implementation of Quick Wins

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This matrix can be used to track the progress of the implementation of quick wins and to reflect on the lessons learned from these quick wins.

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Tool

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Planning for the Implementation of Quick Wins

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Use this decision-making worksheet to document ideas for areas of immediate change, possible solutions, and anticipated results. Related and Media and Files: Observing the School:...

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Tool

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Observing the School: Identifying Potential Quick Wins

School Turnaround > Quick Wins > Overview & Tools

This two-part evaluation form provides examples of areas and behaviors to observe in order to note where a quick win activity could be implemented and where an improvement would make a positive...

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Tool

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