5. Try It Out
Test your measure
Once you’ve found something or created something, try it out.
- Do it with one teacher, one class, one office
- Do it once
- See what happens
I tried using my measure. Now what?
Try it again, using improvement principles to see what needs to change (adopt, adapt, abandon)
Once you’ve done all this, it’s time to move onto your next driver and start the process all over again—but this time you know more of what to expect.
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