The RTB Series – Conclusion: Review of Barriers and Interventions

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Today we will complete our discussion of the seven primary barriers to changing instructional practices and the appropriate response by leadership. To review, the primary barriers are:

 

  1. Ignorance
  2. Lack of Training
  3. Habit
  4. Choice
  5. Fear
  6. Helplessness
  7. Obstinance

 

Below, I have built a chart listing some potential interventions for each barrier.  I hope you find this useful and I welcome your feedback.

Barrier Corrective Actions
Ignorance Book Study

Induction

Orientation

Embedded Training

PLC

 

Inadequate Training Induction

Orientation

Embedded Training

Coaching

PLC

 

Habit Clear Communication

Embedded Training

Identified Replacement Behavior

High Volume Formative Classroom Observation (PowerWalks)

Positive Reinforcement

Coaching

 

Choice Clear Communication

Show That There is a Choice

Limit Choices (No More Than 3)

Coaching

 

Fear Cultivate a Judgement Free Learning Curve

High Volume Formative Classroom Observation (PowerWalks)

Scheduled, Specific Purpose Classroom Visits

Coaching

PLC

 

Helplessness Clear Communication

Clear, Concrete Mission

Highlight and Celebrate Small Successes

Coaching

PLC

 

Obstinance Clear Communication

High Volume Formative Classroom Observation (PowerWalks)

Positive Reinforcement

Purposeful, Prescriptive Documentation;

Termination

 

 

RTB – Part 1: Response to Ignorance

RTB – Part 2: Response to Inadequate Training

RTB – Part 3: Response to Habit

RTB – Part 4: Response to Choice

RTB – Part 5: Response to Fear

RTB – Part 6: Response to Helplessness

RTB – Part 7: Response to Obstinance

RTB – Recap

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