The Golden Circle

How do you link Content to the Golden Circle


Why is it that some leaders and organizations are able to inspire greater loyalty and engagement among their customers and employees alike? How are they are able to achieve and sustain inordinate amounts of success for years on end?

Whether they realize it or not, all great and inspiring leaders and organizations think, act and communicate in the same way... and it is the complete opposite from everyone else.

Every single organization on the planet, even our owncareers, function on three levels:

  1. What we do
  2. How we do it, and
  3. Why we do it.

When those three pieces are aligned, it gives us a filter through which to make decisions. It provides a foundation for innovation and for building trust. When all three pieces are in balance, others will say, with absolute clarity and certainty, “We know who you are,” “We know what you stand for.”

This simple idea is The Golden Circle. It is a concept discovered by optimist and author Simon Sinek.

The TEKS are the What...

We will be using a chemistry example to explain how the Golden Circle applies to curriculum. When studying properties of matter, the knowledge and skill statements helps us organize what we must teach, and the student expectations provides what students must be able to do.
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Why is it important that students learn about the Properties of Matter?

How can you expect students to be engaged in a lesson if you as a teacher cannot communicate a purpose as to why they must learn these concepts?

At this time, I would like you to take some time to respond by clicking the link below. On the site, please record "WHY" you think that it is important that students learn about Properties of Matter.


Now that you know what you are teaching, and why it is important that students learn and study this, it is time to start planning instruction. We will be using some of the Lead4ward resources, along with content from our websites to determine how to teach those concepts.
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