How’s that working for you?

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“How’s that working for you?”

This is a question I have heard several times over the past few years and heard three times in the past two days. I am reminded of how important a question it is.

Here’s why:
1) it is evidence-based. It asks me to look at the effects of the decisions I am making and whether they match my aspirations.
2) it challenges my assumptions. When I hear someone (including myself) say “I already know that” the questions that come to mind are “How am applying it & What does it look like when I do?”
3) it encourages change. When I resist a change or reject a suggestion I need to consider what it is I am holding on to. I need to ask myself “How is the strategy/approach that I am holding onto working?” If it is not working then I need to be open to what has been offered

    and

be willing to invest time & energy in making a change.

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About J Martens

Educator living and working in Vancouver BC Learning how formative assessment, literacy, inquiry, and technology serve to improve learning and increase engagement (for teachers & students).
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