Through the Looking Glass (with evaluative thinking!): How professional learning solutions implicitly blame teachers

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Dr. Jane Davidson and educational systems change expert Joanne McEachen explain how sometimes the obvious solution is not in fact the right solution at all.

Even if it’s part of what’s needed, there are systemic issues in play that must be addressed as well.

Powerful insights to share with

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Self evaluation in complex organizations – including universities

Saville Kushner

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What are complex organizations doing right when it comes to evaluation, and where are they missing opportunities to apply their own best practices in other areas?

Saville Kushner keynoting at AES 2013

There is much that universities (and other organizations) do right, particularly in some of their intradisciplinary

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The Friday Funny: A surrealistic mega-analysis of redisorganization theories

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It’s a puzzling fact that one of the most costly and stressful organizational change strategies – restructuring – is virtually NEVER subjected to any serious evaluation.

The reshuffling of lines and boxes; the layoffs; the unwanted ‘domino effect’ turnover of valuable employees; the ripple effects on families; whether the intended

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What does a learning-enabled organizational culture look like?

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Business leaders learning from ‘stuff ups’

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In response to an earlier post, Caroline Heider asked the million-dollar question:

How does one develop .. a culture [of reflective or evaluative thinking] when it is not intrinsic or when incentives exist to share information only about success/the positive (real or the “nicer message”) and fear to speak about things that may not

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