THE BEST OF THE MARSHALL MEMO

Carefully chosen summaries to energize leadership, teaching, and learning

Planning with a Purpose


Setting the Stage

  1. A vision of what a high-school graduate should look like
  2. Key questions to guide school improvement
  3. Vision and mission statements that actually inspire

The Plan

  1. Making the mission statement real
  2. Making the shift from annual to embedded improvement planning
  3. Developing theories of action

Making the Plan Compelling

  1. The importance of a clear, concise strategy statement
  2. A formula for transformational change in hospitals and schools

Implementation

  1. Eight steps to high-achieving schools
  2. Avoiding common mistakes in strategic planning
  3. 'Pre-mortems' are better than post-mortems

Professional Learning Suggestions