"Education is a global problem, but also the global solution” – Laide Alexander
What do exceptional schools have in common? The most precise answer is excellent leadership. While debate rages over which policies and reforms will best drive student outcomes, the power of great school leaders to make an enormous difference in the lives of the students they serve is not controversial. Vice-Chancellors, Presidents, Principals, APs, and Heads of Schools shape the environment for teaching, instructing, and learning. The most effective education leaders and operators create vibrant learning communities where faculty and staff collaborate to help students fulfill their potential. Accexx Insight’s (AXI) commitment includes supporting, enhancing, equipping, and empowering educational entities and organizations looking not to conform to the norms but to transform education worldwide.
Our team at Accexx Insight serves people and organizations using real-life experiences in all core areas of education management. AXI does not focus on your money; we focus on your resources. We believe that effectively utilizing resources is understanding how one spends one's resources - time, financial, and human speaks to the moral, values, and ethics about what is essential to that person, school, community, and nation. We work with all educational entities; pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, primary schools, secondary schools, career colleges, polytechnics, community colleges, and traditional universities to operate and manage all the core areas and functionality of educational operation. Our consulting services vary;
· We can work as an external resource provider; by customizing a workable solution for your operational and academic needs.
· We can partner with you by coming onboard your team to implement agreed customized strategies, policies, and procedures.
We Make It Work
Increased Enrollment (Sustained Growth)
Favorable Attrition & High Retention - Increased Student Engagement & "Stay Power"
Seamless Financial Process & Outcome
Effective Student & Career Services Department
Favorable Graduation & Employment Outcome
Strategic Outreach & Referral Success
Strategic Hiring & Recruitment of teachers, faculty, staff, outsource & insource organizations
Effective & Sustained Class Utilization
Increased Net Operating Income - We create strategies that will increase
We utilize the experiential approach with a "school at a time mentality because we work to transform and not just fix the bruises. We dig deeper to find the root cause. Our team carries out needed research, provides data, advice, and recommendations on how individual school utilizes resources strategically. Even though we place significant importance on system reform, it is crucial to understand the vital role that school systems (remote regions, public school districts, or charter networks) play in promoting excellence.
We Make It Work
- Identifying and realigning school-level vision. Why? Reformers, district leaders, regulators, policymakers can only draft effective systems, structures, and policies when there is clarity of what they are trying to implement and permit within schools and other learning spaces.
- All compliance issues.
- Research and gather data using qualitative and quantitative methodology.
- All policies and procedure issues.
- Analyze, Understand, and Interpret data to create strategies and implementation modalities.
- Accreditation and Regulatory Issues.
- Assist with legal matters as regards school systems and education outcomes.
We focus on three (3) Key Areas:
Key Area 1 Transforming Schools: How Distributed Leadership Can Create and Sustain and Sustain More High-Performing Schools.
Key Area 2 A Model for Stronger Schools:
AXI will work with you to implement the Five Principles of Successful Distributed Leadership. We will:
· Create a leadership model that defines leadership roles, how they will work together, and the systems needed to support them.
· Create and strengthen leadership capacity; we will help boost the amount and quality of potential leaders
· Help you focus leaders on improving teaching and learning.
· Create teams with a shared mission – We will help you establish an environment where team members can share knowledge, dissect problems together, and work toward common goals.
· Equip and Empower leaders with time and authority lead.
Key Area 3 Building Pathways: How to develop the next generation of transformational school leaders
Education practitioners across the ideological spectrum agree that we can and must do a far better job of educating youths world-wide. Too many students leave public school systems unqualified to compete for jobs in an increasingly global workforce. The result is slipping academic competitiveness and a perpetuating cycle of literate illiteracy. AXI is your ready resource, and we will focus on: A random walk to school leadership – Schools are failing because of higher powers. It is possible to have an excellent teacher in a thriving classroom, and the school itself could still be failing. Influential leaders produce healthy schools – Transformational leadership is vital to school turnarounds for a simple reason—the job is extraordinarily challenging. Outstanding leadership has always been essential to building exceptional schools but never has the task required such a broad range of skills and competencies. The competencies include vision, innovation, establishing a high-performance culture, data-driven decision making, building diverse relationships, resource allocation, conflict management, and several more.
Identifying the roadblocks to success – Drawing on our long experiences, serving organizations in both the public and private sectors build sustainable leadership development capabilities. We identified five significant barriers that too often prevent promising candidates from getting the training, guidance, and encouragement they need.
“If I were named superintendent tomorrow, my No. 1 priority would be an outstanding principal in every school. Everything else would be secondary.” - Laide Alexander
Accexx Insight partners with private and public school systems (profit and non-profit) to establish improved and more excellent opportunities for students to advance into a lifestyle of “learning-choices.” We are committed to connecting and partnering with every school to create effective strategies and action plans that will resolve the present challenges with schools and learning spaces and transform schools and learning communities through sustainable and workable systemic change.
How We Make It Work:
Effective Global School Models: High-quality learning models that support traditional and unconventional education-learning systems and systems thinking, solely focusing on improving students learning outcomes (SLO). SLOs include but not limited to; comprehension and competency levels - knowledge and skills, critical thinking abilities, values, innovation readiness, motivation for higher learning readiness, understanding of workforce readiness, and success achieved.
Human capital: We know and understand education systems, systems thinking, and systems leadership. With that said, we can help you make the best choice the first time – we will help hire, train, develop, support, and assess highly effective teachers, school leaders, and administrators. Achieving this transformation level will be done from the viewpoint of education and budget and not just recruiting.
Reform-minded school systems: We will review all aspects of the students’ learning process and create systems that will enable seamless implementation of student-centric amends or reforms.
Student Leadership Program (SLP) and Good Citizenship (GC): SLP and GC curriculum is designed to empower student leaders, also known as student ambassadors. These ambassadors are committed to promoting cultural competency, social justice, community improvement and advancement, professional and personal leadership interests.
Education technology: Work with learning organizations to high-quality instructional tools and models, utilizing trending technology to improve student learning and outcomes.
Competition in the global job market is making new programs, new training, and new instruction models essential for students to earn gainful employment after graduation. Amidst a fluctuating student population, universities and career schools alike are harnessing new technologies, such as e-learning, as a way to reach even more students.
These pressures place core academic missions of teaching, research, and outreach at risk. To help bring the focus back to schools’ core missions, AXI assists institutions in getting back on the path to success.
How We Make It Work:
· We will work with higher institutions to redesign the learning models to make higher education a reality for more students worldwide.
· We carefully examine school operations and organizations to determine which administrative support functions, which ones are redundant, and which ones divert scarce resources away from the core purpose.
· We strategically create ways to rationalize traditionally decentralized and highly complex organization structures, with widely different service levels and unworkable spans of control.
"The school is not a place; the school is an idea" – Dr. Laide Alexander
If we believe that everybody teaches and everybody learns, then we will understand that the "ideology" behind a school is not to gather some children or people in a place we call a "classroom" or a "school." It is merely to find an opportunity to learn and teach within a similar space and time. When a child is born, the mind was not "performance-ready," education-learning is the vehicle that helps the child to engineer the brain until the mature age of twenty (24).
How We Make It Work:
- The Newborn
- The Learning Spaces: Womb, Home, Class, Environment, Others
- My Hands, My Brain, My Eyes
- Teachers and Teaching
- The First Day, The Other Days, The Last Day
Teaching is an empyrean quest – every person does it. Everybody teaches, and everybody learns. The question is: How?" – Laide Alexander
Question: Who is a Learning Teacher?
(a) A new teacher
(b) A seasoned teacher
(c) An effective teacher
(d) Just a Teacher
(e) All of the Above
Answer: (e) All of the Above
Irrespective of the class, the age group or grade you are teaching, even up to higher learning; there are three fundamental and foundational questions that you must always ask;
What kind of knowledge are we seeking?
How can we best nurture the sought after learning? What are the anticipated outcomes for students, teachers, communities, and this competitive and talent saturated world?
Engaging our students with "globalization" knowledge is not just to focus on the global crisis alone. We must understand the necessity of teaching our students to make them innovation ready, employment-ready, and motivated to be the best wherever they choose to function. As education continues to evolve, teaching becomes more than sharing information with students to prepare them for standardized tests. In the 21st century, teaching should create inspiration and motivation to desire to "do more" for the community; teaching should be a system that creates change agents.
How We Make It Work:
- Teacher-Learner Connection – The Channel
- Strategic Model for Effective Teacher-Student Exchange
- Teachers Handling Students Challenges; When students have problems & When students give them problems
- Teacher-Student Active Listening
- Types of Verbal Communication and - - - Their Effects on Students: Talk a Walk with AXI!
- Modifying the Learning Space to Prevent Problems
- The Critical-Thinking Teacher
- The Reflective Teacher
- Conflicts in the Classroom: "No-lose" Resolution Methodology
- The Collision of Value in a Learning Space
- The Teacher, The Student, The Classroom, The Learning Space