"Adaptive challenges [are] gaps generated by bold aspirations amid challenging realities...What is needed from a leadership perspective are new forms of improvisational expertise, a kind of process expertise that knows prudently how to experiment with never-been-tried-before relationships, means of communication, and ways of interacting that will help people develop solutions that build upon and surpass the wisdom of today's experts.”
- Adaptive Leadership Scholars, Heifetz, Grashow, & Linsky (2009)
For school leaders...
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Unit Arc Lesson Plans Packet
Grab these templates for each lesson in a unit arc, and reuse them for each unit! Each lesson plan includes space for you to personalize for content, skills, essential question, and summative assessment. Lesson plan components include: end goal, lesson focus (with pre-filled relevant Common Core Literacy Standards to choose from), phase of learning, assessment of lesson focus (with pre-filled assessment options to choose from), a personalized/relevant entry point for students, the lesson flow (including protocols/activities, key questions, time, and resources needed), and space for you to add differentiation elements, prompting you with the 3 categories of content, process, and product.