Focus and measure
What you measure will grow in importance. Get rid of fuzzy, uncompelling goals. Need to be frequent measures. Sometimes measures cause the wrong behavior.
Goals can be compelling – save 100,000 by June 14th, 2006
Always be connecting dots, 10-10scan
How to find the vital behaviors
Notice the obvious
Look for the most obvious and underused – underused because they are difficult or unpleasant
Look for critical moments
What is happening when negatives happen?
Notice failure modes
What are the times and circumstances that surround the failures? What conditions cause it?
Focus on vital behaviors
Quarterback the situation, run a quick practice,
Learn from positive deviants
Collect stories to reveil norms
Use praise to reward positive behaviors far more than negative
Teach quickly, then test, fill gaps.
Do not drone on and let students struggle. Increase feedback opportunities
What obvious, vital actions do I want students to take at critical moments when we have work time?
Spot culture busters
What actions do students find taboo or are punished for, that are actually helpful to the vital actions above?
That takes us to page 57. The next 200+ pages are all about doing these things, listed below:
Engage sources of influence
This, with the thoughts from last night, are coming together in a new, interesting way. Here is hoping that we can get it all figured out soon!