A retrospective is a powerful way to regularly meet as a team, review the past, and make future plans. At the end of a school year, you have two big benefits: 1) months of data at your disposal and 2) the right mindset to review the past while thinking about the future. Here are some quick tips for structuring a powerful retrospective.
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Invite your team to review the top behaviors according to number of positive points, negative points (if applicable) and the ratio between the two. You can do this using the Behaviors Scoreboard in Insights. Questions to ask the team to reflect on:
Bonus tip: Use the School Dashboard to see when point tracking activity was the highest throughout the year. Ask the team: what does the points graph suggest?
Your culture system works best when your staff is participating with fidelity. This is a great time to talk about how you did this year, and how you can improve next year.
First, access the School Dashboard to see a line graph of when tracking activity was the highest and lowest over the year. Reflection questions:
Second, use the School Dashboard to review top teachers awarding points. This is an opportunity to discuss classroom strategies as a group. You may want to follow up this discussion with one-on-ones with staff who need more targeted support (again, using the Teacher Dashboard as a tool). Questions for the group:
Don't miss the opportunity to talk about what motivates students. As Paul Kennedy, Director of Scholar Advancement and PBIS Coordinator at Global Academies in Philadelphia, PA said in a recent conversation with our team: "The key to LiveSchool is the rewards! You have to figure out what motivates your students and keep it fresh." If you're running a Rewards store, view your Rewards Scoreboard as a team for data. Questions to ask:
There are lots of ways to format effective retrospective conversations — there are many models out there!
If you're winding down your school year, congrats to you and your team on finishing a challenging year! We hope your LiveSchool data is instrumental in reflecting on what worked, and making meaningful plans for improvement in the coming year.
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