Cost-Benefit Analysis – 4 – Mental Models for Education

...to the real.

When considering the benefits of your new initiative, think also of the costs.

In business this can be a simple calculation: what are the projected costs?  What is the expected revenue or saving?  Does the revenue / saving exceed the cost?  If so, profit.

It’s rarely ever so simple in education, but the principle is the same.

Towards the end of Elizabeth Green’s book Building a Better Teacher, she tells a story of a teacher who deals with a recalcitrant child by tolerating her slightly abusive tone, and engaging in her game until she ultimately guided the pupil to the point she had wanted all along: asking a question about a film clip they had seen, and with a more responsive tone in her voice.  Green describes the exercise as being like ‘a Tai Chi deflection.’  Her telling of the story is a positive one – this is a teacher…

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