February 21, 2023 | Ian Hatcher
Lifestyle Analysis (part II)
In a previous blog post, we examined the connection between student lifestyles with two actions students can take in the Find Your Grind curriculum (specifically filtering and sharing insights with others). We continue that topic today as we examine other areas of interest and determine how well they align to the students’ lifestyle.
Requests for more Content
Find Your Grind creates content that exposes students to unknown pathways, and we purposefully go as wide as we can with this, so that students aren’t stymied by a lack of what’s possible. Providing the breadth of content is crucial, but we also look for cues on what areas warrant a greater depth of content as well, and one way we do that is by eliciting student feedback. Students have the ability to help guide new content creation in the Find Your Grind curriculum by indicating their interest for more content in any area they wish, with the average student having requested more content 2.79 times. Looking at the chart below, we see that two lifestyles stand out with respect to requests for more content, with Innovators taking the top spot. As we discuss with students when they learn about what an Innovator lifestyle means:
Innovators are passionate about breakthroughs and are driven to discover ways to improve your world…They never stop seeking “what’s next.”
Seeking more content is natural for Innovators, as they rush to unravel the next piece of the puzzle in their attempt to improve themselves and their world around them.
Feedback on usefulness of activities
Can lifestyles influence the type of feedback that people give? At the end of every activity, students can optionally share feedback on if they liked or disliked the activity. The chart below depicts the average amount of times students give positive feedback, indicating that they liked the activity.
It’s easy to see that one lifestyle cohort really stands out amongst the rest, the Healer! When learning about each lifestyle, students are informed about strengths specific to the lifestyle. Healer strengths are shown below.
The fact that Healers are strong with “attention to detail” (noticing that they can share their feedback) and “communication” (actually deciding to share their feedback) make it clear that Healers are more apt to respond to the question of whether or not they liked the activity. But what about the fact that they share that they do like activities much more than any other lifestyle group, what does that mean? Well, “compassion” is another strength of theirs, but sometimes strengths are weaknesses for others. If Healers are more prone to be compassionate, and therefore share positive feedback, that is something that needs to be acknowledged and addressed, and something that an educator who is aware of their student lifestyles can impact!
Lifestyles manifest themselves in all aspects of our lives, and the data unearthed in the Find Your Grind experience is no exception!
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