I had this idea for a Roots Mastery Board, a tool for facilitators to use to study their implementation of the four roots at their ALC.
We often talk about how everything we do comes from the roots, but in my facilitation I sometimes found it hard to connect the dots and trace the things we were doing day to day back to the roots.
The idea for the Roots Mastery Board (RMB) is that once a week the facilitators at an ALC would meet up to have a little changeup meeting just for the roots. There are four swim-lanes, one for each root. You’d put ideas into the Awareness column, including ideas you’ve gotten from other ALCs that you haven’t yet implemented, etc.
There are of course many things that would appear in multiple swim-lanes, but for that you could just make multiple stickies, because an implementation could be mastered for one root but not another.
Here’s an example of something that would be on the RMB – spawn points. Spawn point is an expression of the 4th root.
Some other things that could go on the RMB include:
- 1st Root
- Playing games
- Having conversations
- 2nd Root
- Kids direct themselves
- ALFs ask kids what they want to do
- 3rd Root
- Positive happy culture
- Use of CMB
- Kids hold offerings
- 4th Root
- Set intentions at spawn
- Share reflections at spawn
The 4th root could even be broken down into 4 separate columns, one for each step in the Agile Learning Cycle.
Please comment on this post with your ideas for what can go on the RMB and I’ll add them to this post.