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Your Game Log contains a record of all of the Information and Diffusion Activities you have chosen, all of the staff members you have targeted with each of these activities, and the feedback or outcome of each activity.
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STRATEGY STAFF MEMBER(S) FEEDBACK (OUTCOME) ADOPTERS
1Personal InformationB (Secretary)
J (Social Studies Chairwoman)
W (Guidance Counselor)
 
 
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2Lunchmates  
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3Committees  
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4Social Contacts  
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5Talk ToA (Principal) If you gather some information about this person before you talk to him/her you can probably be much more effective in reaching him/her. 
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6Ask HelpB (Secretary) He/she responds positively to you but has reservations about peer tutoring. 
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7Pilot TestW (Guidance Counselor) Although he/she might be sympathetic to your cause, can't give serious consideration to your request because he/she doesn't have a classroom to try it in. 
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8Site VisitJ (Social Studies Chairwoman)
 
"We have seen the Lighthouse… and it works!" 
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9PrintA (Principal)
J (Social Studies Chairwoman)
W (Guidance Counselor)
 
Printed blurbs strike most people as impersonal, but your material is circulated and it arouses some mild interest. 
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10Presentation 

You can't get time in a staff meeting without the Principal's approval.

Talk to him first.

 
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11Training Workshop (Self) Since the principal is responsible for in-service training you'll need his support to put on the workshop. 
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12Training Workshop (Prof.) Since the principal is responsible for in-service training you'll need his support to put on the workshop. 
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13Talk ToO (Language Arts Teacher) If you gather some information about this person before you talk to him/her you can probably be much more effective in reaching him/her. 
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14Personal InformationA (Principal)
M (Language Arts Chairman)
N (Language Arts Teacher)
O (Language Arts Teacher)
X (Library/AV Coordinator)
 
 
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15Pilot TestM (Language Arts Chairman) Peer tutoring would seem to have some advantages for his/her classroom. He/She agrees to let you try it out. 
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16Presentation 

You can't get time in a staff meeting without the Principal's approval.

Talk to him first.

 
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17Talk ToA (Principal) 

STOP! The secretary says the principal is too busy to see you. You're not going to have access to him without her "approval."

Have a talk with her.

 
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18Talk ToB (Secretary) The Secretary is pleased to see that you acknowledge her importance. She's already beginning to accept you as a "member of the club." 
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19Talk ToA (Principal) Unfortunately, you were hired by the district rather than by the school, so it's not going to be easy to get the principal on your side. However, if you do, your task will be much easier. He will not give you an appointment at this time, but your initiative is beginning to impress him. 
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20Ask HelpK (Social Studies Teacher) If you gather some information about this person before you talk to him/her you can probably be much more effective in reaching him/her. 
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21Personal InformationE (Math Teacher)
F (Math Teacher)
H (Science Teacher)
I (Science Teacher)
K (Social Studies Teacher)
 
 
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22Talk ToN (Language Arts Teacher) Your approach is right. He/she likes to feel that his/her professional standards are being appealed to and that his/her opinions are valued. 
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23Talk ToM (Language Arts Chairman) This key person approves of your idea in principle and discusses it at lunch. Others listen. 
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24Talk ToI (Science Teacher) This person has seen fads come and go. He/she intends to wait and see if your innovation is really going to take root. 
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25Talk ToK (Social Studies Teacher) Without your attention to him/her this person would have become a vocal opponent of your efforts. 
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26Talk ToL (Social Studies Teacher) If you gather some information about this person before you talk to him/her you can probably be much more effective in reaching him/her. 
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27Talk ToT (Boys' P.E. Teacher) If you gather some information about this person before you talk to him/her you can probably be much more effective in reaching him/her. 
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28Talk ToE (Math Teacher) He/she sees no need within the school for innovation, but as a result of your talk will not stand in anyone else's way. 
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29Talk ToG (Science Chairman) If you gather some information about this person before you talk to him/her you can probably be much more effective in reaching him/her. 
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30Personal InformationT (Boys' P.E. Teacher)
U (Girls P.E. Teacher)
 
 
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31Talk ToT (Boys' P.E. Teacher) Without your attention to him/her this person would have become a vocal opponent of your efforts. 
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32Personal InformationC (Janitor)
G (Science Chairman)
L (Social Studies Teacher)
P (Foreign Language Teacher)
Q (Industrial Arts Teacher)
 
 
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33Talk ToG (Science Chairman) This person latches on to your idea (and most other new ideas) without hesitation. 
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34Talk ToC (Janitor) Through your conversation you both discover that you each have good intentions. You'll both show more consideration in the future. 
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35Talk ToK (Social Studies Teacher) Without your attention to him/her this person would have become a vocal opponent of your efforts. 
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36Talk ToL (Social Studies Teacher) Your discussion becomes a delighted sharing of enthusiasm, as this person is already convinced of the efficacy of peer tutoring. 
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37Talk ToQ (Industrial Arts Teacher) This person will carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages before making a decision. 
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38Talk ToT (Boys' P.E. Teacher) He/she sees no need within the school for innovation, but as a result of your talk will not stand in anyone else's way. 
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39Talk ToK (Social Studies Teacher) This person is not impressed with peer tutoring but now has a positive opinion about you as a person; he/she decides not to make a public issue of opposing this new project. 
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40Talk ToR (Art Teacher) If you gather some information about this person before you talk to him/her you can probably be much more effective in reaching him/her. 
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41Personal InformationD (Math Chairman)
R (Art Teacher)
S (Music Teacher)
V (Home Economics Teacher)
 
 
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42Talk ToR (Art Teacher) GAIN ONE POINT IN AWARENESS. IF THE PRINCIPAL (A) IS IN THE TRIAL OR ADOPTION PHASE, ADD 2 MORE POINTS. 
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43Talk ToT (Boys' P.E. Teacher) By taking the time to talk to this person now you avoid the opposition "campaign" he/she might have undertaken later. 
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44Talk ToX (Library/AV Coordinator) This person will want to consider your idea thoughtfully and observe it in action before deciding to adopt it. 
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45Ask HelpX (Library/AV Coordinator) This is a person with quite a reserve of energy and willingness to share it. 
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46Ask HelpT (Boys' P.E. Teacher) You are not likely to get assistance or much attitude change from this sort of person. 
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47Ask HelpK (Social Studies Teacher) You are not likely to get assistance or much attitude change from this sort of person. 
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48Pilot TestR (Art Teacher) Feels that peer tutoring adoption will lead to another escalation in the demands made on teachers. 
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49Site VisitD (Math Chairman)
E (Math Teacher)
H (Science Teacher)
K (Social Studies Teacher)
R (Art Teacher)
 
Lighthouse School shines brightly. The team is illuminated. 
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50PrintH (Science Teacher)
J (Social Studies Chairwoman)
O (Language Arts Teacher)
T (Boys' P.E. Teacher)
W (Guidance Counselor)
 
Printed stuff feels impersonal to most receivers, but your mailing happens to strike a responsive chord with a couple of readers. 
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51Presentation Your presentation is a welcome change from having to figure out who gets lunch duty this week. 
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52DemonstrationL (Social Studies Teacher) The demonstration comes off as planned, but there's not much enthusiasm evident. Maybe it's something about this teacher. 
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53Training Workshop (Self) This is a useful activity for those who already have a firm interest. Turnout is not great but enthusiasm is. 
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54DemonstrationF (Math Teacher) 

It's going to be somewhat difficult to conduct a demonstration with this person's class without his/her permission.

You'd better talk to him/her about it.

 
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55Talk ToF (Math Teacher) He/she listens attentively to your ideas and shares them with his/her out-of-school compatriots. 
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56Ask HelpF (Math Teacher) Your request, although an imposition, is perceived as a desire to get better acquainted. He/she agrees to help. 
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57DemonstrationF (Math Teacher) Many teachers now take peer tutoring much more seriously now that they've seen this teacher using it. 
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58Training Workshop (Prof.) Graduate students might be a captive audience, but your colleagues are not. Sparse attendance due to lack of credibility. 
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59Materials Workshop The turnout surpasses even your fondest hopes. You run out of construction paper the first hour. 
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The Diffusion Simulation Game was created in the Department of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University. The Web version was led by Dr. Ted Frick with designers Barbara Ludwig, K. J. Kim and Rui Huang. The DSG is based on a board game originally developed by Dr. Michael Molenda and Patricia Young.
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