Here is the most common pushback we get when we’re working with struggling campuses. We’ll teach the staff a practice or process to get better results and someone will say..
“Well, this won’t work with all our students.”
Duh. Nothing works with every student, all the time.
But, if I can do something that helps all the students I’m currently reaching and makes a positive impact on 10% of the students I’m not currently reaching, then why not do it?
Because here is the crazy thing. Doing the thing that helps me reach 10% more students will actually do better than that. Because as more students begin to have success, they pull non-successful peers up with them. Again, not all of them, but more than you expect.
The point being, quit looking for the 100% solution. Not only is it not there, what you are currently doing is also not a 100% solution. Instead, just focus on doing more of what does work and letting go of what doesn’t.
Think. Work. Achieve.
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