Rigor, Relevance and Relationships. Hawaii Department of Education Honolulu, HI January 22-23, 2007. Dr. Mimi Dyer. Academy of Math, Science & Technology. Cobb County Schools. Just north of Atlanta, GA 2 nd largest school district in state
Hawaii Department of Education
January 22-23, 2007
Academy of Math, Science & Technology
“…where collective aspiration is set free and where people are continually learning how to learn together.”
Students: Empowerment and service learning
Teachers: Rigorous and relevant curriculum
How can we show responsibility
if no one gives us a chance to be responsible?
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Successful schools do not
sidestep the issue of character
education; rather, they embrace it.
They acknowledge that their
success is due, in large measure,
to their attention to guiding
principles, through which they create a
supportive learning environment.
Rigorous and Relevant Instruction
“There are no teachers with correct answers, only guides with different areas of expertise and experience that may help along the way.”
~ Peter Senge and Fred Kofman, 1995
Flip the funnel
“Leaders must envision the future and then create the conditions for others to build a common vision together—one based on ideal and unique images of a common future.”
~Kouzes & Posner, 2002
“When people truly share a vision, they are connected, bound together by a common aspiration.”
~ Peter Senge, 1990
“Individuals learn best when the content is meaningful to them and they have opportunities for social interaction and the environment supports the learning.”
~Ron Brandt, 2003
Lessons in the D Quadrant:
Rigor, Relevance and Relationships