Theories Of Action

Take Two!

What is it?

in·i·ti·a·tive


1.

an introductory act or step; leading action: to take the initiative in making friends.


2.

readiness and ability in initiating action; enterprise: to lack initiative.


3.

one's personal, responsible decision: to act on one's own initiative.

Our Goal!

If teachers are explicit about focusing on initiative through exploratory by having criteria, look fors and a checklist to demonstrate initiative then the students participation level will increase over the seven weeks.

A look at some of our activities for Exploratories

Checklist and Look Fors

Initiative

-Looks for and acts on new ideas and opportunities for learning.

-Demonstrates the capacity for innovation and willingness to take risks.

-Demonstrates curiosity and interest in learning.

-Approaches new tasks with a positive attitude.

-Recognizes and advocates appropriately for the rights of self and others.