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The Power of PDSA in Education

By Janine Stanley / February 2, 2021 / 1 Comment

Guest Post by Amy Ripperger, Instructional Coach, Indianola CSD, Educational Leadership Graduate Student, Drake University. If we want our students to reach their fullest potential, then we, the educators, must work to reach ours. But we have to be careful here, for at the heart of continual improvement lies an acceptance that we won’t ever “arrive.” We must be okay with this. Perfection isn’t the goal, continual improvement is.

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From Flat to Round: Is Educational Transformation Possible?

By Janine Stanley / November 3, 2020 / 1 Comment

In this guest post by Dr. Doug Stilwell, Doug shares a real-life case study of the successful transformation of a classroom and its teacher; a transformation that resulted in improved student engagement, parent satisfaction, and learning outcomes.

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But it Doesn’t Mean Anything

By Janine Stanley / October 2, 2020 / 8 Comments

In this guest post, Professor Doug Stilwell of Drake University reminds us that data is simply information, and what we really need in order to make good data-driven decisions is knowledge. He outlines various methods that can help educators make better sense of data, resulting in improved decision-making and student outcomes.

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Avoid Doing the Wrong things Righter… But, “By What Method?”

By Janine Stanley / July 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

Doug Stilwell shares insights into how you can make the “right” decisions for your organization.

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Deming Company was Ahead of COVID-19

By Norea Hoeft / June 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Eight years before COVID-19 hit, Peaker Services had a Pandemic Preparedness Plan in place.

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India Fights COVID-19 with Control Charts

By Norea Hoeft / April 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

According to how the data are being reported, it seems like the pandemic is getting worse in India, despite the lockdown. Balaji S Reddie, founder of The Deming Forum India and a member of our Advisory Council, is using control charts to set the record straight.

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“We Thinking” in India, Mexico, UK, and US

By Norea Hoeft / April 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

#OutOfTheCrisis: Our weekly roundup of stories of hope, inspiration, and genuine collaboration in the time of COVID-19.

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Out Of The Crisis: The Deming Institute’s Response to COVID-19

By John Hunter / March 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

First and foremost, we want to express our deepest sympathy to the people and families whose health and wellbeing have been impacted by the pandemic. We also want to thank those of you on the front lines – the healthcare workers, pharmacy staff, grocery clerks, truck drivers, government workers, and other unsung heroes who are […]

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Demonstrating Respect for People With High Minimum Salaries

By deming / March 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Five years ago, a CEO made the bold decision to introduce a $70,000 minimum salary for all of his 120 staff. What happened next is classic Deming.

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The “String” Theory of Systems Management in Schools

By Guest Post / February 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

Does your organization need “re-tuning”? Drs. Doug Stilwell and Randy Peters of Drake University discuss the pitfalls of both over- and under-managing.

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