Unprecedented Changes

Educators are living through unprecedented changes – changes in how we work, live, and learn. At #822chat we’re staying constant in our weekly connections, discussion, and sharing. The question for you is: How is your education world changing? What new systems or strategies are helping you innovate during these changes? Leave us a comment below.

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… Continue reading February 2020 – New Topic

High-Reliability Schools: Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Cultures

It’s the last day of the month, and that means the last #822chat focused on the topic of high reliability schools. In September we discussed: What is a high reliability school? Prioritizing action steps. The role communication plays in a high reliability school. Key leadership skills. This week we asked, how a safe, supportive, and… Continue reading High-Reliability Schools: Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Cultures

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… Continue reading Background on High Reliability Schools

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… Continue reading High Reliability Schools

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… Continue reading Actions That Shape School Culture

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… Continue reading Supporting the Back to School Transition

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… Continue reading Momentum and Improvement