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822 Chat is Back from Break!

At #822chat, we chat for 8 weeks straight and take 2 chats off. For the month of October, we have a new topic and new guest hosts! New Topic: High-Quality Teaching The new topic is High-Quality Teaching. What is it? How do you know when you see it? How is your school innovating better teaching […]

Background on High Reliability Schools

Far more often than not, catastrophic failures are the result of a cascading series of human errors or lapses in judgment. This relates to the ‘social construction’ of reliability. In a high reliability school, human error and judgment are minimized and systems that promote the success of each student are maximized. The topic of a […]

High Reliability Schools

What if we knew the conditions that make schools successful? What if we had control over those conditions? That’s the idea behind high-reliability schools. During the month of September, the #822chat digs into this topic with two special hosts Allicia Saldana and Aubrey Patterson. “In order to improve reliability in any campus, we must create […]

Actions That Shape School Culture

In last week’s chat we announced a special opportunity to dig deeper with the 822 Go! Community. Also, we discussed this great question:What small act can you plan to do each week to shape your school culture?Here are the top Tweets:”I’m working on building relationships. The first week of school, so many opportunities to connect […]

Supporting the Back to School Transition

The back to school transition is a time of excitement and a time of pressure. To-do lists grow long on the principal’s desk, last-minute staffing changes, teacher rooms to get ready, curriculum materials arriving, meet-and-greets in the evening… At our latest #822chat, we discussed the back to school transition. More precisely, How Do You Seek […]

Momentum and Improvement

We took two weeks off this summer, and the #822chat is back in full swing. A special thanks goes to returning host, Jon-Eric Ziaer for facilitating the discussion on continuous improvement. Here are the highlights from our recent topic. Reflection and Continuous Improvement “Reflection, formal or informal, is the only way we improve. Asking ourselves […]

School Improvement Plan

How can a principal or school leader create a school improvement plan that does more than meet an accountability criterion? How can a school improvement plan become an actionable driver of school success? These are the questions we asked, and here’s what leading educators said. Actionable Plans for School Improvement If you’ve been in education, […]

Summer Break and Professional Growth

Our ongoing topic for the months of June and July is: Continuous Improvement. In this post, we’ll share: The top professional growth ideas from the recent #822Chat. Five resources for your own professional growth. Before we jump into these great ideas and resources, a quick announcement: #822Chat will be off for summer break for the […]

June 2019 – A New Topic!

This is how we do it at #822chat. 8 Minutes 2 Questions 2 Days per Week We dig deeply over the course of a month into one single topic. Then we switch topics on the new month. For the months of June and July, we will dig into a new topic: continuous school improvement. #822Chat […]

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