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Stages of Growth
What are the Stages of Growth?
The Stages of Growth Model organizes the development and adoption of new behaviors into stages of growth.
The model is a research-based model.
The model conceptualizes stages of growth and helps individuals and organizations plan implementation efforts with clarity and fidelity.
The model has been translated into a practical tool called Respect the Gradient (RTG) Maps.
An RTG map is essentially a rubric that illustrates the stages of growth and development that an individual goes through when adopting a new behavior or implementing a new innovation (such as a new teaching or coaching strategy).
An RTG map provides structure, clarity, accountability, and a means of tracking and communicating your progress.
It’s a practical tool that can significantly enhance your learning and growth when implementing new strategies.
At A Glance
Create a Respect the Gradient Map to chart your growth and progress with the strategy. The RTG map is like a rubric that outlines the expected growth and development for a strategy during implementation.
Use an RTG map:
- As a conversation tool with peers or staff to determine what a strategy looks like when it is being implemented in various stages of growth.
- As a tool to measure and chart progress.
- As an accountability tool.
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