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Finding time to learn is a puzzle we can solve together

By Frederick Brown
Categories: Continuous improvement, Learning systems/planning, Outcomes
August 2023
Like many of you, my professional and personal schedules can get pretty hectic. There are some days when I literally don’t know if I’m coming or going. Nonetheless, I always find time to check in with my family, get in a few relaxing or intense bicycle rides, and occasionally take time away from work for a bit of downtime and rejuvenation. I do these and other things because I value them. I recognize their importance, so I make the time to do them. When I was an assistant principal and then a principal, I carried that mindset with me in the process of creating the schools’ master schedules: I made sure to devote time to the things my teams and I recognized as important. It

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President | CEO at Learning Forward | + posts

Frederick Brown is Learning Forward’s president | CEO. Fred is an education visionary who knows firsthand that our nation’s schools need transformational change if we are to meet the challenges of the next decades. Fred advocates that every child deserves to reach their highest potential and every educator must have the opportunity to participate in exemplary, ongoing, professional learning programs to provide students the skills needed to meet their unique needs.

Supporting educators at all levels and improving student achievement are through lines of Fred's career. An elementary school teacher, a middle school assistant principal, and school principal, Fred saw firsthand the impact high-leverage instructional practices and school culture have on school success.

Fred is a frequent speaker on leadership and building high-quality learning in schools. He has co-authored two books that have made significant contributions to the field of education, demonstrating how a comprehensive approach to professional learning can be achieved so that everyone in a system is a learner, and how principals apply a learning lens to their many critical responsibilities to create a productive climate for learning and collaboration. "Becoming a Learning System" and "The Learning Principal -- Becoming a Learning Leader"  are time-tested Learning Forward resources for schools and leaders.


Categories: Continuous improvement, Learning systems/planning, Outcomes

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