Friday, October 07, 2016

Teaching Tips #29

Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #29

“Schools should just be run like businesses.  They don’t tolerate inefficiency or mediocrity.”  Really?

Have you been to Wal-Mart lately?  How about McDonalds?  How efficient is the drive through at our Dairy Queen? 

I agree that there are some aspects of business and leadership that can be applied to education.  However, there is no one fool-proof approach that guarantees success.  Unless it means working hard to build a strong, caring culture that supports innovation and takes care of its people.

I’m no business expert, but I am willing to wager that if you were to look at the most successful businesses (long-term) you’d find the same factors that lead to their success.  I think those can be applied to the best schools.

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