A study of effective meetings finds that social time isn’t wasted time, and asking what worked will quickly make things work better.
FastCompany – In this era of frequent testing, schools get a dizzying quantity of data about their students. Figuring out what to do with it, though, is more complicated than collecting it.
The Data Wise Project at Harvard University began with the goal of helping schools make better use of test results. Then, over the years, the researchers noticed something. Some schools were able to make a lot of progress, and some weren’t. Those that were making progress tended to structure their meetings in a certain way. So, says Kathy Boudett of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the team wanted to know, “What’s happening in those meetings that’s making such a huge difference in who can improve student learning and who can’t?”
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