Ongoing Creative Challenges
Success Academy Charter School, NYC
To to find solutions to improve communications between the school principal and its teachers in having one-on-one constructive feedback conversations.
WHAT WE DID
Not having one-on-one constructive feedback conversations between school Principals and teachers jeopardized the school performance metrics as teachers didn't improve quickly. We first analyzed and researched the work environment at the school and found some gaps in communication and motivation in the Principal and the teachers. We came up with a solution of using a creative tool like improv comedy to help them collaborate and reflect. Indulging in a creative act that required constant interaction would help develop informal relationships. We designed a digital interface that facilitated regular improv comedy sessions during lunch breaks or after school hours.