A great deal of research has been conducted on what makes great schools great, or at least effective schools effective. Through my own research, I have identified seven primary factors that enable schools to see improvement over time.
When at our best, we look to mission first and then to the required people, places, and programs. However, we are not always at our best. Sometimes, secondary matters take precedence, resulting in mission creep.
In this blog series, I look forward to sharing ideas from research I have done on schools of excellence. I will discuss pillars of excellence that every school must consider as they seek to grow in numbers, impact, and sustainability.