Turn ideas into goals—and goals into impact The road to school improvement and student achievement is paved with good intentions—so why does the destination seem so far away? If you’re like most educators, the answer is a pothole known as the implementation gap. This book provides a road map to bypassing that gap in your school or district, offering a carefully researched, field–tested methodology that takes leadership teams, professional learning communities, and educators all the way from good ideas to systematic impact. Following the five Ds, you’ll:  • Discover goals worth pursuing and problems worth addressing  • Design instruments and actions that generate deep impact  • Deliver interventions and collect data  • Double-back to monitor your progress and evaluate the impact  • Double-up to enhance, sustain, and scale your success You became an educator to make a difference in students’ lives. With this playbook, you’ll transform research and ideas into achievable actions—and make maximum impact.

D5: Double-Up

D5: Double-Up

Maintain and Grow Your IMPACT

  • Sustainability Considerations
  • Scaling Considerations

If your head is swimming from the range of processes and activities that we introduced during D1–D4 and you are worried about what more we have in store for you in D5: Double-Up, fear not. The reality is that if you follow the processes we have already unpacked and if you circle back to these continuously to evaluate, iterate, and enhance your impact, you have got it covered.

You can think of this chapter as a sort of after-show party or like the bonus material on a movie DVD, back when DVDs were a thing. Our focus in this bonus chapter is on two critical factors:

  • Sustainability (i.e., once you have got something ...
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