Influencing Change

Change is difficult for most of us. Many times we lack the support needed to make the change. I am working on an implementation plan to use station rotation blended learning in 6th grade Social Studies this year. Through reading the book Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, I have identified vital behaviors and sources of influence to help ensure successful change in this initiative.


What do we want to achieve?

Our goal is to increase student engagement and increase student choice assignments/projects using blended learning.

How will we track our progress?

We will use CFA (common formative assessment) data, Unit Test Data, discipline referral data, student feedback and lesson plans and walk through data.

Who is involved in our efforts?

Social Studies team, principals, digital facilitator, curriculum coordinator


Vital Behaviors – These are the actions that will lead to our results.

  • Teachers will create station rotation lessons incorporating self-paced online learning.
  • Teachers will create station rotation lessons that include elements of student voice and choice
  • Teachers will hold each other accountable for creating, implementing and adapting these blended lessons through weekly PLC meetings.

There are 6 sources of influence described in the book. These will help our team in following through with the vital behaviors and accomplish our goals.

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Using the Influencer model will help our team to begin creating the change we are seeking using blended learning.


Grenny, J., Patterson, K., Maxfield, D., McMillan, R., & Switzler A. (2013). Influencer: The new science of leading change. New York: McGraw Hill Education.



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