Continuing the conversation on “The Problem with Programs,” a reader writes:
“Programs are only effective if implemented with fidelity. Including training for teachers and follow through by teacher leaders monitoring the implementation, reviewing the data and acting on the data.”
Amen. There are a couple of posts to be written on what you just touched on.
1. Fidelity. A program half implemented is not a program. It is a jumbled mess with little chance for success.
2. On-going support. If you believe that someone can replicate a procedure or practice perfectly, the first time, then you have not been paying attention.
3. Implementation. This is the responsibility of leadership.
Discussion to follow.
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