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Dr. Troy P. Roddy

Monday, September 30, 2013

More May Not Be Better

The problem with more is that people are not factories. Adding components to your planning, routine, follow through does not lead to economies of scale with individuals. At some point, the investment in more does not pay off with a greater return on results, success, or satisfaction.

For teachers, this point often is recognized by frustration, burn out, and unclear sense of purpose.

For students, it begins to show up in lower quality, last minute rushed work, temptation to take short cuts, and pleas to parents for help.

More is not always better. If you want to add a new tactic, activity, or action plan to your routine, reflect on your current work and critically examine the potential impact of more. You may need to drop a currently held activity from your plan in order to make room for the new idea.

The hard part comes when the item you may need to eliminate is one that you enjoy, but may not be working as well as it once did.