When using the Butterfly Model it is important that there is a process that you, and all those you are engaging with, can sign up to. This can be a team, a family or a class of students. Everyone is going on a journey and needs a consistent process.
The P.U.P.A.E. process has been designed to support engagement, understanding and impact. It looks, and indeed is, very simple. If you apply this simple process you can unlock the potential of an individual or group. It will release creativity and develop greater confidence in the users.
A reminder of the P.U.P.A.E process:
- Create some PASSION and PURPOSE.
- UNDERSTAND your role, responsibilities and rewards
- Create or refine a PLAN
- ACT upon that plan
- EVALUATE how things are going regularly and then re-PLAN and re-ACT as necessary
- Finally, once you have completed the challenge or task take steps to EMBED the new learning into your new knowledge and emerging systems
The first step is to create Purpose and Passion for what you are about to engage in. Without passion we cannot fully engage with the challenge in front of us. We may want to but if our heart is not in it then our head can’t be either. This is just a statement of fact.
The brain cannot function as an effective learning and memory tool if the hippocampus in the brain is not stimulated. Passion and excitement. Curiosity and challenge will stimulate the brain and create the right state for learning.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Today ask yourself what is your purpose and passion for doing what you are doing?
Why did you choose this role, job or path in life in the first place?
How are you going to create purpose and passion for a task, process or course of action with the people you are working and living with?
And remember, whoever you are passion and purpose can help you to do things you dream of doing. Where do you want to be? And what is your next next step?
For more on the need for purpose and passion take some time to either read Ken Robinson’s book ‘The Element’ or watch his entertaining and informative talk on the need for passion in our lives: