Agility

Agility occurs when there is the desire and the ability for faster and more flexible response to student and stakeholder needs.

Agility in the School
Agility in the Classroom
Agility for Students
More Core Values

Agility in the School

We demonstrate Agility in the school when we:

  • measure response times to gauge the school’s effectiveness (requests for services, return phone calls, data analysis, parent communication, etc.)

  • empower and expect staff to respond rapidly to changes in students’ needs

  • analyze classroom and/or individual student data early in the learning process to facilitate adjustments in a timely fashion

  • use the PDSA model and quality tools to continuously examine organizational practices and determine changes that could result in better performance/results

Agility in the Classroom

We demonstrate Agility in the classroom when we:

  • track the amount of time taken to solve a problem, to make a change in classroom procedures or processes, or to respond to students' needs

  • encourage students to make suggestions in response to a need for quicker, more flexible solutions

  • involve students in analyzing classroom and/or individual student data early in the learning process to facilitate adjustments in a timely fashion

  • incorporate the PDSA model continuously to improve student performance

  • employ quality tools regularly to address student needs as they arise

  • respond in a timely fashion to parent requests for information, conferences, etc.

Agility for Students

Kid-friendly questions about Agility

  • How much time does it take to make a change when we have a problem or when the needs in the classroom have changed?

  • How do we handle changes in the classroom?

  • How do I/we know if I am/we are headed in the right direction?

  • How do I/we make changes when I am/we are not making progress?

  • How do I/we know if these changes make a difference?

  • How do quality tools help with identifying and solving our problems

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