REENTRY TOOLKIT

TOOL 4: AFTER-ACTION REVIEW PROCESS

Step One: Looking Back

Directions

Think back and reflect on the initial actions you took in response to the COVID pandemic. Identify key actions taken. Do not reflect on the success of those actions in this step. Just list them.

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Looking Back Questions

Reflections Captured

1

When we responded to the COVID situation (roughly March 15) what assumptions did we make – right or wrong?

 

2

When we responded to the COVID situation, what did we set out to achieve?

 

3

When we responded to the COVID situation, what key actions did we take?

 

4

When we responded to the COVID situation, what were the key challenges we faced?

 

Step Two: Analyzing and Learning

Directions

Work together to reflect on the effectiveness of the actions taken (identified in step one). Remember to accept everyone’s perceptions. Challenge yourself to find evidence to support your assertions.

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Analyzing and Learning Questions

Reflections Captured

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Looking back on our list of key actions above, what worked well? How do we know?

 

6

What didn’t work well? How do we know?

 

7

Knowing what we know now, what might we have done differently?

 

8

How have we grown and changed? What have we learned?

 

9

What advice would you have given yourself based on what you learned?

 

Step Three: looking forward

Directions

Think ahead. Even though you don’t know what you may face, there is wisdom in projecting so you are more prepared. Brainstorm and identify “What if” scenarios.

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Looking Forward Questions

Reflections Captured

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As we think of the start of the 2020-21 school year, what new challenges and opportunities may we face?
(Note: Some we know and some we don’t. Think of “What ifs”. Where can we go to find out more information?)

 

11

Look back on our list of actions taken from Step One. What worked well that we think will serve us well as we begin the school year?

 

12

What new things might we need to do?

 

13

Are there things that we’re doing that we can stop doing?

 

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Bottom line: What’s your vision? What do we want to be when we get through this? How can we be better for it?

 

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