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10 Ways to Avoid Being an EDU Flavor of the Week

Most educators are familiar with the graveyard of initiatives featuring “yet another Flavor of the Week” etched on the headstones. What’s sad is that a lot of these condemned efforts died for reasons other than merit. Here are ten Dos and Don’ts to help avoid that fate.

  1. Don’t mandate. Mandates lead to compliance. If all you care about is teachers dotting an ‘i’ and crossing a ‘t’ then mandate away and enjoy the view on your way to Flavor of the Weeklandia. If what you seek is lasting change, it is more likely to happen from enthusiastic and grassroots adoption. If teachers intrinsically see value for kids, they will opt in and act as enthusiastic ambassadors to their colleagues.

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Noah Geisel

Singing along with the chorus is the easy part. The meat and potatoes are in the Verses. Educator, speaker, connector and risk-taker. @SenorG on the Twitter