Optimizing Student Learning: A Lean Systems Approach to Improving K-12 Education, Second Edition

Optimizing Student Learning: A Lean Systems Approach to Improving K-12 Education, Second Edition

by Betty Ziskovsky, Joe Ziskovsky

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ISBN-13: 9780429826306
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/13/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Betty Ziskovsky, BS MAT

Betty Ziskovsky, BS, MAT is a retired professional educator and nationally

recognized expert in applying Lean principles and methods to education

processes. As a practicing middle school teacher working with

learning-challenged students, Betty demonstrated success in achieving

measurable improvement in both instructional and student learning performances,

and administrative efficiency. She and her husband, Joe, provide

consultation services for K-12 schools seeking to improve student

learning, reduce learning gaps, and improve operational efficiency.

Joe Ziskovsky, BS, MBA, CLM is the retired Director of Operational

Excellence for a multinational company. He had served as an executive

business administrator and manager for more than 26 years. He served as

the enterprise Lean executive for more than 12 years. He is certified as a

Lean practitioner, Lean master, and Lean trainer. In addition to leading

Lean efforts on the domestic and international levels, he also served as a

peer Lean auditor for a large number of major Minnesota companies. Joe

particularly enjoys helping K-12 school administrators and teachers realize

performance increases and cost savings using Lean.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors. Prologue. Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. What is Lean? How Can It Be Applied to Education? Chapter 1 – How It All Began. Chapter 2 – Embarking On The Journey. Chapter 3 – Defining The Curriculum. Chapter 4 – Bill’s First Lesson. Chapter 5 – Establishing The Syllabus. Chapter 6 – Zeroing in. Chapter 7 – Establishing "Standard Work". Chapter 8 – Fleshing Out The Details. Chapter 9 – What Is A Week. Chapter 10 – The Report Out. Chapter 11 – Winning Approval. Chapter 12 – The First Day Of School. Chapter 13 – Introducing Lean And The Load Leveling Plan To Students. Chapter 14 – Settling In. Chapter 15 – The First Problem Arises. Chapter 16 – Improving The Improvement. Chapter 17 – Carpe Diem. Chapter 18 – Setting The Stage. Chapter 19 – The Principal’s Due Diligence. Chapter 20 – Introducing Lean Learning ©. Chapter 21 – The Regimen Of Process Improvement. Chapter 22 – Revelation. Chapter 23 – A Final Meeting, A New Beginning. Lisa’s Epilogue. Bill’s Epilogue. Appendices/Addenda. Glossary. Additional Reading and Resources. Index.

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