Dillon, J. (2016, May 26). Set the bar high with a lot of cushions under it.

Red Sox fan or not, this is a great story about how schools can use the B-Sox formula to grow a culture of success.The recent success of the Boston Red Sox has much to teach us about how to educate students. Their success emerged out of an environment/culture designed for optimal learning and success. Amy Edmondson, of the Harvard Business School, has found through her research that such an environment has high levels of psychological safety combined with high levels of accountability. I refer to this combination as “setting the bar high with a lot a cushions under it.” With the common core learning standards designed to raise the bar for learning, schools need to address the other condition for optimal learning: psychological safety.

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