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 Creating a Theory of Action Tool

A tool helping educators generate a theory of action, or an evidence-based story, that explains the specific changes they intend to make to improve teaching and learning.

Creating a Theory of Action Tool

School leaders must have a clear idea of what good instruction should look like. In addition, instructional leaders need to know why they make certain instructional decisions over others in order to have a lasting impact.

The Creating a Theory of Action Tool helps educators develop a rationale behind the strategies they choose and articulate the thinking behind their decisions.

This 10-page tool will also help to:

  1. Develop a well-elaborated conception of the problem or situation for students, teachers, and leaders that motivates their actions in the first place
  2. Make your leadership the core of the theory of action.
  3. Create an evidence-based rationale for all parts of the theory.
  4. Identify the supports needed to make the identified changes in principal practice.

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