Complementing a Strategic Plan with a Learning Agenda
April 01, 2021
Appears in April 2021: School Administrator.
How to reach the results you’re after and avoid doubling down on a tack that isn’t paying off
Educators believe in the power of plans. We manifest our faith through rituals, from the annual devotional of district strategic planning to the daily devotional of teacher lesson plans. Our faith assumes that if we plan well enough, we will attain the results we desire.
Too often, though, our plans omit a sacrament that would increase substantially the likelihood of reaching our goals: A plan to learn from the work, not just to do it.