Many efforts at school improvement have been stymied despite the best intentions of those involved. Once schools are in the thick of things, and the change efforts schools are engaged in begin to inevitably face challenges and the initial excitement begins to wane, schools will be faced with a decision. Do we continue to push forward, despite the difficulties we are facing, or do we go back to what we have always done and what is, in many ways, easier?
Take your why, and stick with it!
Stay focused on what your team has decided to do and stay the course. What’s worse than your strategy not being perfect? Abandoning your strategy before it has time to flourish.