Dawn of the dumbest data … data-driven dementia… data: It keeps teachers busy. Take your pick. But these cats at my school really have to be stopped.
As you may suspect, we here at my school are “data-driven.” That’s right. There is no substitute for data. And the best thing about it, from an administrator’s point of view, is that you don’t have to worry about how long it takes teachers to collect the data or if it is really of any value in the first place. Just collect that data and tell everybody that you are collecting it and using it to make data-driven decisions … for the kids. The rest, my friend, will fall into place. No worries.
Here is our scenario: