An Old School LYS Principal submits the following observation: Here is my classroom doom loop recipe. 1. Poor instruction 2. Students off task and don’t care 3. Minor, yet chronic, discipline problems 4. Teacher use failing grades as their primary motivator / punishment SC Response You forgot the critical catalysts of leadership failure: 1. Disengaged, absentee managership 2. Poor or no tools, support and feedback for staff. The silver lining in this doom loop recipe, adult practice builds and accelerates the loop, but adult practice can slow down and dismantle the loop. Don’t believe me, look at the initial remedy for each element of the loop 1. Problem – Poor instruction / Solution – Fundamental 5 2. Problem – Students off task and don’t care / Solution – Fundamental 5 3. Problem – Minor, yet chronic, discipline problems / Solution – Fundamental 5 and Foundation Trinity 4. Problem – Teacher use failing grades as their primary motivator and punishment / Solution – Fundamental 5 and Foundation Trinity 5. Problem – Disengaged, absentee managership / Solution – Foundation Trinity 6. Problem – Poor or no tools, support and feedback for staff / Solution – Fundamental 5 and Foundation Trinity Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn… Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/4ydqd4t Follow Sean Cain and LYS on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation

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