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February 17, 2014

What If You're Not As Good As You Think?

What if you're not as good as you think you are at your job? Is that possible? Researchers Justin Kruger and David Dunning would say "yes."

August 14, 2012

Leading and Lagging: Balancing Education Measures

I recently met with superintendents, treasurers, principals, and teacher leaders from across Ohio to discuss the use of measures, process improvement, and performance management in education. The group is working to create a list of metrics for scorecards around human resources, finance, IT, operati...

August 04, 2012

WANTED: 'Irreplaceables'

On July 30, The New Teacher Project (TNTP) released a report called "The Irreplaceables," which looks at teachers who are "so successful they are nearly impossible to replace, but who too often vanish from schools as the result of neglect and inattention." The full report is available on TNTP's webs...

July 19, 2012

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Building a Strategic Plan for Your District

This is a guest post by Teresa Daulong, Battelle for Kids' Strategic Measures Specialist. Teresa works daily with large urban school districts across the country to help every employee understand their impact on student success. With 16 years of experience working with organizations to improve perfo...

June 13, 2012

Shared Accountability Critical to Achieving Bottom Line in Education

Teresa Daulong, Battelle for Kids' Strategic Measures Specialist, contributed to this post. Teresa works daily with large urban school districts across the country to help every employee understand their impact on student success. With 16 years of experience working with organizations to improve p...

May 25, 2012

Low Attrition: Positive or Negative For An Organization?

Last week, I had the privilege of traveling to Singapore to visit schools and learn about the country's education system. I took away some interesting insights from local education leaders around K-12 talent management and human capital. For example, I had a brief conversation with a Singaporean pri...

April 22, 2012

HR and ROI (Return on Investment)

Return on investment, or ROI, has been a focus of businesses for decades, but rarely talked about in education. It *SHOULD* be in every HR professional or talent manager's lexicon. What is ROI? - Return on Investment The ROI calculation was developed in the 1970s by Dr. Jack Phillips and used ...

January 09, 2012

What My 7th Grade Science Teacher Taught Me About Talent Management

I had a fantastic middle school science teacher, Mrs. McLean, who retired last year after nearly 30 years in the classroom. (Such a shame for the district, but well deserved!) She was not afraid to go outside the box and get messy to enhance the learning experience for her students. She blew things ...

December 23, 2011

Customers vs. Stakeholders in Education

There is a debate in the education community about whether school districts have "customers" or "stakeholders." Many people think these two words are interchangeable and favor using "stakeholder" as the friendlier term to describe parents, teachers, students and others in the community. In reality, ...

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