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There is Another Way!: Launch a Baldrige-Based Quality Classroom, Second Edition
Margaret A. Byrnes with Jeanne C. Baxter

This training guide represents one way to use the Baldrige criteria and use them to improve classroom systems. It is designed for classroom teachers at all levels, as well as teachers in training. The approach described here has proven helpful to teachers all across the nation. Yet, true systemic change and, therefore, the ability to predict sustained, better learning results only comes when school administrators apply the Baldrige framework to the entire system. When teachers understand the Baldrige framework and how it applies to their work in the classroom, and systemic changes are made based on the criteria, everyone wins. We encourage administrators and other school leaders to use this training guide to learn about Baldrige-based quality classrooms so that they may lead and support teachers in their efforts to change.           

A significant and not-to-be-discounted mantra of organizations seeking performance excellence is repeated cycles of improvement that require personal learning by the leader. Over the past six years, the authors have learned much from the many teachers and administrators who have come to learn the way forward. Their trust and openness has allowed the authors to grow (sometimes painfully) through listening and working tirelessly to make improvements to training activities so each could be successful. In rewriting this book, many of the changes have been inspired by these hardworking, well-meaning educators. One this is clear, the notion of continuous improvement and personal learning means just that: the job is never done. There always room for improvement, and listening is a key to learning.

Benefits:             

  • The CD-ROM included contains templates for all the tools and activities discussed in the book.                         

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352 pages. ISBN 978-0-87389-843-0. 8 1/2 x 11 Softcover. 2012.
Item: H1433 
            

Member Price: $32.00
List/Forum-Division Price: $53.00

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The Principal's Leadership Counts!: Launch a Baldrige-Based Quality School
Margaret A. Byrnes with Jeanne C. Baxter

This is a book for principals, and it should also prove helpful to school leaders in central office or at the building level. The authors wrote it to build knowledge and give support to these principals because their experience shows that the Baldrige criteria, practiced with quality tools and continuous process improvement, produces outstanding results.

Readers will learn more about the Baldrige framework and what it takes to reach school-wide excellence, and gain the skills to start your school on the journey to performance excellence. The chapters focus on the criteria aspects that the authors believe are necessary for everyone's journey. The ends of chapters 3-7 include a self-assessment checklists to be use as a measurement stick on your journey to performance excellence.

This book is a companion to There is Another Way! Launch a Baldrige-based Quality Classroom, Second Edition and can be helpful as you work with teachers to support their Baldrige efforts.

Benefits:              

  • An audio CD of the book is included for convenient listening at home, work, or in between.

Preview a sample chapter from this book along with the full table of contents by clicking here.

You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this pdf file.


220 pages. ISBN 0-87389-679-3. 8 1/2 x 11 Softcover. 2006.
Item: H1273 
             

Member Price: $28.00
List/Forum-Division Price: $35.00

Requests for multiple subscriptions should be directed to ASQ Customer Care at   800-248-1946 or 414-272-8575.             

 


                          

 

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