What problem are you trying to solve?

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:

  • Often we are so busy pushing this initiative or that program that we lose sight of the problem we were trying to solve in the first place.
  • Builders are stubborn on the vision and flexible on the details. 
  • When we get into disputes with teachers we need to ask ourselves what’s more important, making the teacher do what we want or helping the teacher ensure that all their students are successful?
  • Some of us are more in love with our solutions than we are concerned about the problems those solutions were supposed to solve. 
  • There’s a difference between uniformity and alignment. Uniformity means doing the same work, the same way, for the same reasons. Alignment means doing the right work, the right way, for the right reasons. 
What do you do about a teacher who refuses to do things the way that we ask them to? Well, if you’re a builder, it depends. You see, Builders rarely struggle with this problem for two reasons.

First, they have a vision, mission, and core values in place that create true alignment and second, before jumping to a solution, Builders always ask themselves a simple question and this question helps them make wise decisions and handle tough situation with clarity and calm.

Discover the key question all Builder’s ask before jumping to a solution so that you can handle tough situations with teachers #LikeABuilder. 

Check out these highlights:
  • Highlights from the Staff Alignment Challenge.
  • The one question that came up time and time again.
  • Why so many teachers are justified in pushing back against our initiatives.
  • The difference between uniformity, conformity, and true alignment.
  • The 2 things Builders do to ensure that they create true alignment.
  • The one question you need to be asking that will help you solve tough challenges.
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