Clear and Focused Mission

February 2020 – New Topic

In January we focused on the topic of school leadership. Our hosts Allicia Saldana, Aubrey Patterson, Cristobal Saldana, and Matt Foster led the discussion with questions on leadership, supporting your school staff, and holding successful difficult conversations. This month, we have a new topic: Mission, Vision, and Goals. Our hosts for the month are: Allicia […]

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 […]

Mission Drift and Focus

What is mission drift? How does it affect schools and learning? How can you avoid mission drift? This was the topic of our #822chat on February 23 & 26, 2019, and the top Tweets shed great insight into the importance of having a clear and focused mission. What is Mission Drift? “Mission drift = slowly […]

An Empowering Mission

This week’s #822chat focused on the empowering mission. A school mission that builds confidence, liberates creativity, and supports the induction of new teachers. Our special host was Aubrey Patterson former superintendent and CEO. In this post we share the top Tweets on the two questions: How does a focused mission build confidence and liberate the […]

Moving From Mission to Action

This was the first week of our February chats, and we’re focusing on mission. How do we align our school with a stated purpose? How do will inspire others with a sense of purpose? What is mission? What Are Some Ways to Create Cohesion Between Mission and Action? What good is a mission or a […]

Creating a Culture of Celebration

Our last #822chat of 2018 was hot! Some incredible insights were shared, a little fun was had, and new connections were made. The topic was creating a culture of celebration. How do you create a culture of celebration on your campus? Here were the top Tweets from Saturday Dec. 15th and Tuesday Dec. 18th. “Model […]

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