Make Sure All Students Have What They Need to Learn: Reflect on Purposeful Learning in Your School

Three diverse professional women sit at a table and discuss ideas.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.

– Xun Kuang


The below activity is designed for staff, teachers, and your leadership team.

  • Take a minute and write down some thoughts on what Purposeful Learning means to you.
  • Watch the provided video about how we describe Purposeful Learning within the Inflexion Approach.
  • Rate and provide evidence as to whether your school is employing Purposeful Learning schoolwide using the following definition and scale:

DEFINITION: Purposeful Learning is an intentional design for learning that aligns with a holistic Vision for Readiness (and the Four Keys: Think, Know, Act, Go). It is implemented in a way that meets the individual interests, aspirations, and needs of every student.


1. Not at all
2. Somewhat
3. For the most part
4. Totally

A score of 1 (one) reflects that there is little being done intentionally schoolwide.

A 4 (four) would suggest that you have explicit structures and practices schoolwide to support this.

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