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The Dover School Sustained success is largely a matter of focusing regularly on the right things and making a lot of uncelebrated little improvements every day. – Theodore Levitt, Harvard Business School

What Has Worked


Teachers, NOT textbooks or programs, design instruction

Empowerment provides an environment for student success


Empowerment provides an environment for student success

Professional Teaching Culture - Roots of Success


Opportunities for collaboration are created, not demanded

Empowerment provides an environment for student success


Trust leads to ownership "Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Empowerment provides an environment for student success


Continuous Professional Learning fosters student success

Continuous Improvement - Roots of Success


Specific training based on school's global need

Continuous Professional Learning fosters student success


Systematic development on a regular schedule

Continuous Professional Learning fosters student success


Personal Professional Learning; capitalize on areas of strength and areas of need

Continuous Professional Learning fosters student success


Assessment and Data are your

Use of Data - Roots of Success


Prepare: Teaching HOW to take a test is not teaching TO the test

Assessment and Data are your friends


Adjust: Use formative assessments to change instruction, create interventions, and address strengths and concerns

Assessment and Data are your friends


Plan: Use formative and summative data to plan PD and resource investment

Assessment and Data are your friends


"You are getting better or you are getting worse. You never stay the same." – Jim Harbaugh, Coach of an Francisco 49ers

The Dover School September 28th presentation

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