We’ve been in the building full time since May of last year, and now this year. School began on September 8th for students, so today is Day 12. And each day I think, “Whew, one more day I don’t have COVID, or at least a breakthrough case that I know of.” And that is our… Read More little ray of sunshine
One constant, unrelenting message we educators hear is data are life. All are data. Data are all.* And yet, I sense our fumblings and amateurish attempts to understand and analyze data fail us, and moreover, our students. We are often told to ignore qualitative factors that any scientist worth her salt would question, annotate, and… Read More “The Authority of Inscrutable…”
https://giphy.com/embed/3o7btPCcdNniyf0ArS via GIPHY Since I asked the question not many answers appeared. Time to put on my Cape of Hard Research and Thinking, TO THE INTERNET! AWAY! Just how do we constructively analyze, evaluate, and make meaning out of student data? The fundamental questions of a PLC frame the discussion: what do we want students to… Read More Adding it up.
https://giphy.com/embed/xQrlUXZkcH6y4 via GIPHY Addendum: I wrote a follow-up four days later: Adding It Up Well, today we had a data discussion. And it wasn’t pretty. I got a little excited when I saw that the SBA ‘Brief Writes’ had gone up, but that was mostly for 7th grade. And though I shared so much with… Read More Hot piles of data.