Category Archives: Education

Complexity and Community School Psych – Workshop Notes

  COMPLEXITY NOTES FOR WORKSHOP WITH DOCTORAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL PSYCH STUDENTS …WHAT KINDS OF PROCESSES DO WE WANT TO IMPROVE? …HOW DO WE IMPROVE PROCESSES AND RESULTS? …WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN CHANGE OR IMPROVEMENT? —BRIEF STORY IF CHANGE … Continue reading

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Competitive Advantage: Can we self-organize our way back?

In a well-publicized recent report, the World Economic Forum had the United States slipping to fifth place in competitiveness.  You can read about the report at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44423519/ns/business-stocks_and_economy/t/us-falls-th-global-competitiveness-survey-shows/?GT1=43001 The article notes the slip is in part due to “declining faith in US … Continue reading

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Questions for students & all: Complexity and the History of Psychology

Most years over the past decade, I have delivered a three-hour interactive workshop to doctoral students in school psychology. At times, I have worked with students in a class on community school psychology. At other times, I come in with … Continue reading

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Q U: The Quest for Quality in Education

In his monthly blog, “View from the Q,” ASQ Executive Paul Borawski dreams of a day when the methods of quality improvement will be the norm in improving education outcomes. Paul points to 2010 Baldrige winners, Montgomery County Schools (Maryland), … Continue reading

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