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Kaizen in the Classroom

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Toni Hull

on 4 November 2010

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Transcript of Kaizen in the Classroom

“What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis.”

W. Edwards Deming quote
Please take two dot stickers from your table and place them on the posters in the location on each continuum that best describes your viewpoint in regards to the question.
Why should educators be interested in kaizen?
What are some effects of the use of these processes in the classroom?
Teach the tools and techniques of personal and professional continuous improvement
Integrate the techniques into all levels of the classroom and the school
Create support groups for students and teachers
Model continuous improvement and continuous learning at all times - "act the part"
Monitor the use of the tools of kaizen
Continually use feedback of all stakeholders
What is the connection between the principles of continuous improvement and engagement?
Affinity Diagram Activity-
On a post it note at your table write down the main concerns you have regarding the engagement levels of the teachers and the students in your class or school. Then organize the post it notes into categories.
What is Kaizen?
to increase student engagement
to help decrease truancy
to help teachers with the increased number of new initiatives and reform efforts
to assist in decreasing teacher attrition rate
to increase interaction and use of feedback from students
What are some professional tools of kaizen?
How can we use the tools of kaizen with students and teachers successfully?
What are some personal tools of kaizen?
Please write one plus and one delta of the workshop today on a post it and add it to the poster before you leave.
Thank you!

Personal and professional continuous improvement
Aligned incremental acts of improvement
What are your successes and challenges with engagement ?
Write a personal goal for today's workshop.
Visualizations and Affirmations
Time Management
Positive Mental Attitude
Goal Setting
Mission and Vision Statements
Data Charts
Affinity Diagrams
Plus/Delta Charts
PDSA cycles
What do teachers have to say after using these processes?
Student engagement increases with increased teacher engagement.
Focusing on quality is important to teachers and students
Clear expectations are needed
Increased student voice
Students were engaged in the processes
Make a PLAN
Use the tools
Use the tools
Study the effects
Refine Actions
Reflect on the process
Activity - Share with a neighbor one way you could encourage goal setting at your school.
Activity - Which quality do you believe is most engaging?
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