MVP: Look for the easiest, simplest, shortest solution.
I hope you are enjoying my exchanges with ChatGPT. They will continue tomorrow, but today I am taking time out to talk about simplicity.
In yesterday’s episode of The Assistant Principal Podcast I discussed how North Carlina is spending $90 million on a complex and demanding professional development program for all elementary school administrators and teachers.
Regardless of the program’s merits, this is a terrible approach.
It would be much cheaper and simpler to focus our efforts on supporting teachers who are struggling to build relationships with their kids and to manage their classrooms. It would also make an impact much more quickly.
We constantly make things more complicated than they need to be!
Today’s intention: Think about the people in your organization who are struggling the most. Identify one small step they could make towards better performance (and maybe more job satisfaction). If you could help them make that step, you would have helped your organization become better.