Working together to build capacity for student-centered,

goal-directed learning.

WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

System Assessments

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?

Vision & Mission Tools

HOW WILL YOU GET THERE?

SMART Processes

HOW WILL YOU MEASURE?

SMART Measurement System


Upcoming SMART Academies

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The 2017-2018 Illinois SMART School Academy

 

The 2017-2018 Wisconsin SMART Academy

 

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Dr. Demond Means, former Superintendent of Mequon-Thiensville School District,

describes the importance of the Academy in this short video.

              Our work with Mequon-Thiensville School District in Wisconsin was the subject of a Concurrent Session at the 2016 Learning Forward Annual Conference in Vancouver:

Anything’s Possible When All Really Means All

To bring our SMART Professional Learning to your District

Contact Kiett Takkunen via ktakkunen@smartlearningsystems.com

Recent posts from Anne and Terry on the Solution Tree blog:

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Feedback – What’s Behind the Buzz?

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The Cobbler’s Children – What’s in a vision statement?

This is a link to the chronological list of all of our posts on the Solution Tree Blog.

Latest Posts

The “Snowball Effect” in Rockford Public Schools

Having been reared in the Midwest, I am very familiar with snow and snowballs, so when I heard a teacher […]

Stay the Course: Goals Bring Hope in Changing Times

Anne was a featured blogger in the August issue of Solution Tree’s monthly newsletter. Read her post via this link. […]

Engaging Students Where They Are

When I started teaching, I thought there would be something intimidating about standing in front of my students, their hypercritical […]

Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and learn

I would bet that if you look at your calendar, you won’t see much white space. Time is precious, and […]

Perspectives

  • Where there is no vision there is no hope.

  • The SMART School Academy is truly a worthwhile investment in district and school improvement. A coaching model is essential for the institutionalization of any initiative. Learning the tools of the SMART School Improvement Process and simultaneously developing coaching skills will surely support and nurture our district’s vision for continuous improvement.

  • It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best.

  • Be bold!

  • . . . the most powerful professional development I’ve ever gone through.

  • Your process is the glue that holds everything we are doing to improve schools and student learning together.