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If people make decisions based on the collective study of the same pool of information, they increase the likelihood that they will arrive at the same conclusion.
-Rick & Becky DuFour
–Katzenback & Smith, 1993
Attainable Goals- intended to document incremental progress and build momentum through short-term wins
Stretch Goals- intended to inspire, stimulate creativity, and stimulate action
-Dufour, DuFour, & Eaker- Learning by Doing
- Richard DuFour
Strategically aligned with the schoolwide goal of improving student achievement, by the end of the school year we will:
People can become so caught up in big dreams that they don’t manage the current reality. Short-term gains are needed to establish credibility for a change initiative over the long haul. Major change takes time. Zealots will stay the course not matter what. Most of us want to see some convincing evidence that all the effort is paying off. Nonbelievers have even higher standards of proof. We want clear data indicating changes are working.
(Kotter, 1996, pp. 118-119)