How to get from there to here
Before taking any action, strong leaders ‐ be they in a board room, an operating room, or a classroom ‐ define the ultimate result they want, make clear how they will know they have succeeded and only then choose and design strategies to that end.
Think of purposeful planning ‐ for any type of plan, large or small ‐ as comprised of these three sequential principles:
First, develop a clear vision of success from which you can "plan backwards"
Develop a clear vision by setting big goals (B-1)
Now ask yourself, "How will I know that my students have reached that vision"?
With the vision and assessment in place, you are now ready to design your plan.
Follow this process for all types of plans, including: