Stage 4.7  Try


Whenever you have the opportunity, you should plan a pilot test of an innovation before making a final decision on selection. Limited tryouts on several innovations can give additional data on several of the criteria listed above to help in making rational choices. Above all, the trial demonstrates the degree of relevance and suitability to the problem at hand. Because the trial phase can also be seen as an aspect of "installation" and "gaining acceptance," it will be discussed again in Stage 5.

"Change is a highly personal experience-and everyone of the teachers who will be affected by change must have the opportunity to work through this experience in a way in which the rewards at least equal the cost."  Fullan 8