Category : Continuous Improvement

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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 …
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 …
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 …
Continuous Improvement Introduction Teachers seem to be confronted with the latest and greatest new idea each school year.  We are expected to know so much with little training (at times).  So, this is an opportunity to share my knowledge about the research I’ve done (25 years, not continuously…) about Dr. W. Edward Deming’s theory of Continuous …
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