LtoJ Blog

What is the History of LtoJ®?

In 1992 Lee Jenkins attended a 4-day seminar conducted by 92-year old statistician W. Edwards Deming. His fame in America resulted from significantly assisting Japanese business after World War II and then helping business in America inspired by Japanese success. Because this particular conference was organized for educators, Deming inserted advice for classroom statistics.  He…
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Why Does LtoJ® Have Such Amazing Results?

When Lee Jenkins heard Dr. Deming take 5 minutes to explain the foundation of the LtoJ® process, he never imagined the power it would have in the lives of both students and educators. It did seem like a better process to him than chapter tests, but the change in student thinking was far better than…
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Why LtoJ® Matters?

Looking in from the outside, education seems locked into a stalemate with almost nothing happening to improve learning. On the inside of education, the view is the opposite: changing standards, inconsistent testing practices, No Child Left Behind with job threats, Race to the Top with intense teacher evaluations, and constant new technology to learn. Administrators…
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Servant Leadership is More Than an Overused “Feel Good”

The happiest leaders, whether leading a classroom, a school or a system are servant leaders. This term is far more than an overused “feel good.” It is easy to be a boss that gives out orders and then evaluates. No joy, but fairly easy. It is easy to be the person who is like the “errand…
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Critical Thinking for Parents and Teachers

The human brain works more efficiently when current thoughts can be filed or connected to a well-established, more permanent structure. One problem of the current education system is the lack of said structure for students to connect surface learning to deeper learning, which allows transfer learning to occur. John Hattie’s learning triangle is a fantastic example of…
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Scheduling Adjustments

Over the years I have witnessed many different scheduling changes. Most did not seem worth the effort, but there have been four that continue to impress me over the years. I believe you will find these scheduling structures helpful regardless of whether you work in an elementary, middle or high school. Maybe you won’t implement…
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