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Superintendents across the country share top insights

For this Leadership Thoughtexchange, we hosted an online process in partnership with the National Center for Education Research and Technology (NCERT). NCERT members joined by Superintendents across the US discussed the major education myths that impact the work they do as well as their thoughts on how to change the narrative into the future.

NCERT is bringing in David Berliner, the author of 50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools, as a speaker to the conference in Del Mar, California on October 18th to October 22nd. David will speak to and animate our collective conversation about these topics.

Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation! 

Myths by State

The process opens with a set of demographic questions that help characterize the community and the questions. For the NCERT conversation, we were curious about whether certains myths resonated in certain states. Read the thoughts below to find out.



New York


Reveal Priorities

In this Thoughtexchange we examined the patterns of how people put stars on thoughts using our interest analysis. Groups of thoughts starred by smaller groups are special interest thoughts and this Thoughtexchange revealed three primary special interests: Accountability, Purpose, and Pride. From your understanding of leadership in education, would you have expected these three groups to emerge?

Special Interest Group 1: Rethinking Accountability

Special Interest Group 2: Sharing Purpose

Special Interest Group 3: Developing Pride

Determine Action

Our interest analysis not only reveals small groups, but also thoughts that are important to the entire community. The common interest thoughts below showcase three solutions to changing the public narrative that Superintendents across the US agree are important.

We need to celebrate.

We need to stop blaming teachers.

We need to evolve.

Crowdsource Insights

Analytic tools show connections, however, they don't replace the ability of the human eye to explore thoughts, and find those insights that are most relevant to your particular challenges.  Exploration connects leaders to impactful language and the opportunity to see an old problem through new eyes. How are other leaders working to change the narrative?

Click here to explore the NCERT web report.

About Thoughtexchange

Thoughtexchange provides group insight software and services that allow communities to have meaningful and productive online conversations. This simple, open ended process ensures everyone can contribute, everyone learns from one another and important ideas emerge.

We surface deep insights for decision leaders and, more importantly, for the participants.

We do this by enabling the people affected by decisions to share their thoughts, consider and value the perspectives of others, and learn from the entire group.

We are unique in creating robust data and detailed analysis from two or three simple, open-ended questions.

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