The Action Pyramid

Engaging learners in conversations about action

The 'Action Pyramid' is a tool shared by educator Jocelyn Sutherland which has the purpose of engaging learners in conversations about action.

If you are looking to build a culture of taking action in your school, I like this as a conversation starter for learners. It breaks the process of taking action into manageable chunks, asking them to look critically at what is happening, hypothesise why this might be so (and even research to make sure that is true), reflect on the impact their own actions could make, think creatively about solutions, and, importantly, take action.

How might you start a conversation with your learners about action? How might this pyramid help you in directing students to become actively involved in the process of making change and taking action?