Monthly Archives: March 2014

We Will be Known by the Problems We Solve–20 Liters

Clean water is a problem worth solving in Rwanda. If interested, World Relief may be the organization to partner with to make it happen as they are providing clean water filtration systems to hundreds of people. Here is information about their work putting together their systems and after reading I encourage you to support their […]

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Thought from Rwanda

“Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty, suffering, and injustice when He could do something about it.”  “Well, why don’t you ask Him?”  “Because I’m afraid He would ask me the same question.” -Anonymous

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Bend Educators Lend Expertise to Rwandans

By Tyler Leeds / The Bulletin Published Mar 11, 2014 at 12:01AM / Updated Mar 11, 2014 at 06:17AM A cadre of Bend-La Pine Schools administrators and teachers will make what has become an annual trip to the central African nation of Rwanda for spring break. The self-funded teacher training mission is led by Assistant Superintendent Jay […]

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The Best Idea Wins–Regardless of Who Shares It

Status and title in schools should not matter when it comes to problem solving. That’s why we debate ideas, not people. Because in the end, the only thing that counts is the best idea.

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All Management is People (Trust) Management

Adapted for education by Robert Hess from Deming’s book: Out of the Crisis (1986) 1) Create constancy of purpose toward improvement of product and service. Everyone in the organization must have the same purpose and work together toward that purpose. 2) Adopt the new data-driven philosophy. Everyone in the organization must adopt the new philosophy—all […]

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