Mission | Basic
Unique Approach | Core
do, every activity we create, every relationship we build, every
Network we support is aimed at improving the capacity of schools
to provide a quality education to children. At CLSR, we help our
client focus on the processes they can control, providing high-content,
engaging work for every student, every day. This focus on quality
work, or the core business, is Standard 3, the heart of our 10
System Standards, and is the basis for the Working on the Work
framework (WOW). The beliefs behind Working on the Work are:
- One of the primary tasks of teachers is to provide work for
students: work that students engage and from which students learn
that which it is intended that they learn.
- A second task of teachers is to lead students to do well and
successfully the work they undertake.
- Therefore, teachers are leaders and inventors, and students
- What students have to volunteer are their attention and commitment.
- Differences in commitment and attention produce differences
in student engagement.
- Differences in the level and type of engagement affect directly
the effort students expend on school-related tasks.
- Effort affects learning outcomes at least as much as does intellectual
- The level and type of engagement will vary depending on the
qualities teachers build into the work they provide students.
- Therefore, teachers can directly affect student learning through
the invention of work that has those qualities that are most engaging