In Bounce - The Art of Turning Tough Times into Triumph, Keith explains the following:
- Drop a Christmas ornament and it shatters.
- Drop an orange an it bruises.
- Drop a hard-rubber ball and it bounces right back.
He goes on to point out that these objects react differently to a sudden loss of altitude because they have different physical structures.
In a similar way, organizations and people have varying levels of bounce. Education providers are facing more than the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Common Core (CCSS). They're facing competitive threats (school choice) and economic downturn (budget cuts). Consequently,
- When faced with these new challenges, some education providers will be like Christmas ornaments - they will simply fall apart.
- Some education providers will keep doing the same things they have done in the past, only harder and faster - surviving, but emerging from the experiences as bruised as an orange dropped from a shopping cart.
- Some education providers will demonstrate a rubber-ball capacity for bouncing right back. With each of these new challenges, they will grow stronger and more resilient.
Which one are you?
JUST MATH supports formal and informal education providers so they are able to remove the focus from what is being taken away from them, and redirect their attention to how they can:
- Reallocate and Refine
in the right ways so they are able to come out stronger in the face of new challenges.
JUST MATH is here to help.
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