Football and School Improvement
CIU 20 hosted a Super "School Improvement" Bowl on January 21, 2009. We wanted a new way to engage our instructional leaders in the work of continuous improvement. Believe it or not, football became our inspiration...
"Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." Vince Lombardi
“If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team.” Bud Wilkinson
In between bites of a Super Bowl lunch of six-foot subs, wings, and meatball sandwiches, School Improvement teams looked for ways for to connect lessons from football to school improvement. Here are a few:
- Every team needs a play book (school improvement plan)
- Teams win by moving in strategic ways and moving in the same direction
- Players improve their skills through repetition and modeling.
- Leaders can't coach a game from the locker room, you have to be on the field.
Help us come up with other lessons from football.........
Pictured above: Maryellen Mross, Principal, Stroudsburg Junior High, Stroudsburg School District and Carole Geary, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Pleasant Valley School District.