Each piece of a jigsaw puzzle has a small part of a picture on it and when the puzzle pieces are fit together they produce a complete picture. The jigsaw puzzle is a metaphor for the three courses of the Instructional Leadership Unit--Coherence, Culture and Capacity--and their impact on the "big picture," student achievement. No one piece is more important than the other; without all three pieces in place, student achievement can be compromised.
In what ways are these three pieces interdependent? What happens if one piece of the puzzle doesn't fit with the others? What are the corner pieces that need to be in place to ensure that the puzzle fits? Comment on the interdependence of instructional coherence, school culture, and building capacity.