Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Food For Thought: The Checklist Manifesto

This weekend I finished reading The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande.  It was a very interesting book.  The thesis is that there are some tasks in any profession that are simple and routine, but often overlooked.  These tasks can have disastrous consequences if neglected.  The examples range from surgery, construction, aviation, and finance.

The question I have after reading this book is what routine tasks in education are often neglected and could lead to disaster for our students if they are overlooked.  I know there are some, but they escape me at the moment.  Please share your thoughts.