What Doesn’t Happen When you Submit Your Logs? Black Hole: -Pretty to look at. - Not useful to you.
What Happens When you Submit Your Logs? 1) Get instant ideas that are aligned with a goal you identified in your logs. Brain power from: - Fellow members - Our program’s staff 2) Staff figures out what we need to do to best support you. Our job: - To listen to you - To be there for you
What Well-Written Strategies Look Like • They’re detailed, allowing others to easily figure out how to use or adapt them for their own needs. • They tell us how to achieve a specific outcome. • They provide others with the resources that are needed so that they can implement or adapt the strategy easily.
A Less-Helpful Version of that Strategy The guidance on making Situation: sure that each note was unique was really Our girls were starting to behave better, and we wanted an opportunity to recognize them for that important to have. change. Step 1: We made cookies. Guidance on the easiest Step 2: type of cookie to make or use for this project? We included notes in the cookies that thanked the students for their better behavior. Really would have appreciated hearing - Start each note with girls are how the “WeCan we have some guidance fortunate to…” responded to theon how to write effective cookiesnotes so that they’re well - Highlight topics such as upbeatreceived? attitudes, leadership potential, willingness to speak up
Our Strategy Sharing & Screening Criteria Any strategies you share or approve of must meet the following minimum criteria: [Insert your criteria here.] [A good philosophy: If you aren’t completely comfortable with the strategy being used with your own children or other children in your family, do not share or approve the strategy.]
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