Reviews for There Is Another Way! : Launch a Baldrige-Based Quality Classroom

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Byrnes, who has served as a Baldrige examiner, teacher, counselor, and administrator, and Baxter, an examiner and professor of leadership education at Northeastern Illinois U., offer a training guide for teachers to learn to apply the systemic improvement approach of the Baldrige framework to organizational performance excellence in schools and move from a traditional to student-centered learning-focused classroom. They introduce quality theory and the Baldrige framework, and application of the categories of leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; student focus; operations focus; and results. They discuss how to engage students and stakeholders as partners in the educational process, establish a culture of success, analyze data and improve instruction, include the student as a partner in the process, and incorporate twenty-first century skills. They include examples from different classes and schools around the country. This edition has been organized to provide an increasingly progressive understanding of the approach and deeper levels of implementation, and includes graphs, charts, and instructions for teachers to choose from. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (