Figuring out how to make a community thrive is a challenge a lot of people have tried to solve. When we were approached by a group of teachers who were struggling to spend time outside the classroom we had to figure out what barriers they needed to overcome. After asking the right questions we came to the conclusion that they were not able to make the time for community engagement. Who would be best to tell them how to save time? The answer was each other. So we brought them together to share time saving tips and this opened up a new growth mindset for their community.
- Teachers are often too busy grading papers or preparing course work to be engaged as a community.
- To get teachers to cooperate as a community we had them come together to talk about saving time. This helped them free up time and unironically come to community meetings.
- By asking the right questions and getting to the root of an issue, we can quickly figure out how to solve the problem by getting to the roadblock.
“My research quickly revealed precisely what the former two consultants had learned; teachers were too busy to participate in a community!”