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Time as a Resource

Topic

Time as a Resource

Subject

Team Coordination

Grades

Adult Faculty/Staff

Overview/Summary:

A middle school administrator met with a grade-level team of approximately eight teachers and four additional support staff.  The team used the tragedy of the commons archetype to talk about time as a limited resource for students and how homework policies might be structured to consider the cumulative effect on students of assignments from team members.

ST Concepts & Habits

Concepts:

  • Accumulations

Habits of a systems thinker:

  • Considers both short and long term consequences of actions

  • Finds where unintended consequences emerge

ST Tools

Tragedy of the Commons archetype

Standards

 N/A

Implemented by: 6th grade administrator and team

Submitted by: Anne LaVigne

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