Don’t WIG out!

The need for this plan to improve student’s problem solving ability by implementing the think, pair, share method with technology into the classroom has been difficult due to the stigma that it brings with it. The whirlwind of day to day teaching, keeping up with changing technology, along with the administrative duties of work, is what makes implementing this plan so difficult.

The need for this change has been overdue. Year to year struggle with retention rate and passage rate on registry exams is reason one to focus the attention on improving the student’s problem solving ability to raise the passage rate and retention rate as well.

Setting the WIG at a score of 500 this will give a clear finish line for the students and myself to achieve. Identifying the LAG and the LEAD gives a measure that will lead to the WIG. Charting the outcomes each week and being able to compare them to previous scores will keep the administration and faculty focused and they will see if they are winning or losing. Establishing a meeting at the end of each week to discuss what is the 1 or 2 things that can be done and make commitments for the next week.

This 4 Disciplines of execution part of the plan is to provide the outline for engaging the ones responsible for implementing change in class and track improvements each week that will culminate in higher outcomes.

“We are the most focused company that I know of or have read of or have any knowledge of. We say no to good ideas every day. We say no to great ideas in order to keep the amount of things we focus on very small in number so that we can put enormous energy behind the ones we do choose. The table each of you are sitting at today, you could probably put every product on it that Apple makes, yet Apple’s revenue last year was $40 billion”

Tim Cook, CEO Apple

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