In Module Two we reviewed some of the stages that people often go through during a period of problem solving and change. These stages include 1) caring about a problem . . . 2) relating and developing relationship with others affected by the problem. . . 3) examining the various aspects of the problem to define and better understand it . . . 4) acquiring the skills, resources and other means necessary for solving the problem . . . 5) trying out and adapting the plan weve developed . . . 6) extending the elements that work best . . . and 7) renewing the process and building capacity for further improvements.
One key point made in this module is that teamwork is one of the most vital tools we have for generating sustainable and efficient change. Effective teams are based on essential building blocks and theyre created by what we call the "forming, storming, norming and performing process."
At what point in the change process does your district currently
find itself? What should be your next step? What barriers do you anticipate
you will face at this next stage? Jot down some ideas about how you
might address those barriers.
kinds of people, at what levels and positions, will you need on your
team? How will you go about bringing those people on board? What issues
will you address at your first meeting? What will the team's mission
Putting it into Practice: Using what we have learned in this
module, click on one of the four topical areas below to continue to
explore how this process can help to address the needs within your school
the General Education Curricula
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