Reading a Cloud (1)

Using the Cloud to follow the TOC process: What to change? What to change to? How to cause the change? (part 1)

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Reading a Cloud: Instructor's Conflict (Page 1)

instructor's conflict

Note how we read a cloud: 

  • Read the upper side first from the goal in Box A. Start with “in order to be a responsible instructor”  “All instruction is provided by me” and “in order to have all instruction provided by me”, “I can (must) not communicate with tutors.”  

  • Then read the lower side of the cloud.   Start with “But in order to be a responsible instructor”  “I must have all supplementary instruction available” and “in order to have all supplementary instruction available, I must communicate with tutors.”  Say, “This is a conflict.”

In order to reveal the assumptions for each need and the objective (shown below — add text to empty boxes), we find out why getting the want is necessary to fulfill the need. Then we examine each assumption to know if it is really valid, and whether we can do something to make it invalid.