April 2016

9 posts

Dr. Deming’s Points 9, 12, 14 (excerpts) #9 “Break down barriers between departments.” #12 “Remove barriers that rob the hourly worker of pride in workmanship.” #14 “Put everyone in the company in teams to accomplish the transformation. The transformation is everyone’s job.”   My reflection: Students must be put in charge of their learning and …
Dr. Deming’s Points 7, 10, 11 (excerpts)   #7 “Institute leadership. The aim of supervision should be to help people and machines do a better job.” #10 “Eliminate slogans, exhortations, and targets tat call for work to have zero defects and new levels of productivity. Such exhortations create adversarial relationships…cause low quality and productivity…” #11 …
Dr. Deming’s Points 6, 8, 13 (excerpts) #6 “Institute training on the job.” #8 “Drive out fear so that everyone may work effectively for the company.” #13 “Institute a vigorous program of education and self-improvement.”   My reflection: American education has been notorious for trying out the next best thing ever since the 80s report …
Dove Notes: Love Notes from God Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. I happened to be flicking channels and landed on Joel Osteen’s show this morning. As I listened for a few minutes, I found myself agreeing with his message today. We can’t spend all of our time tying to fix everyone …
Dr. Deming’s Points 3, 4, 5 (excerpts) #3 “Cease dependence on inspection to achieve quality. Eliminate the need for inspection on a mass basis by building quality into the product in the first place.” My reflection: Stop high stakes testing. A few days of testing at the end of the year does not tell the …
Dr. Deming’s Points 1, 2, and 5 (excerpts) #1 “Create consistency of purpose toward improvement of product and service.” My reflection: Create a classroom with a purpose of building the necessary academic and social skills in all students so they can enter the world as productive citizens.   #2 “Adopt the new philosophy, we are …
Dove Notes: Love Notes from God Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield: My heart trusts in Him and I am helped. When you need God the most, how does he comfort you? Even though it’s been nine years since the death of my father, I still struggle at times. I miss him. …
Post 1- Meet Dr. Deming Dr. W. Edwards Deming believed in a philosophy of management and identified 14 points in the process that increased the total quality of a product. These 14 points were created with businesses in mind, not classrooms. However, after studying Dr. Deming’s approach to total quality for many years, I finally …
February and March update In my absence, I have been studying the author’s craft once again.  I continually try to improve. I’ve learned so much and I’m anxious to share! »You will notice great changes in my website. »You will notice more consistent blog posts. »I have a plan now and will start posting as …
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