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Susan Gibson
Specific Focus
Thu Oct 30, 2014 20:33

I think you are right about looking at the data and reflecting on what is working and what is not is a crucial piece in making growth with our students. To answer your question, I think it would be very beneficial to have a specific focus/question to work on every year. I think we ask students to make goals and reflect on our learning so as teachers we need to do the same thing. Every year around the end of the year I start thinking of things I could have done better during the year. So I usually try to pick a specific area to work on the next year. But now I can start collecting data to see if what I am doing is working instead of waiting until benchmarks or EOG tests to show me.

I was wondering about the themes and patterns as well. I am very nervous about the coding and making sure I am doing everything correctly!

  • Chapter 6 Response - Rachel Yakey, Wed Oct 29 21:51
    After reading chapter six I really enjoyed the strategies of looking at what the data means and what the plan would be now that the teacher has fully summarized data collected. This to me is the... more
    • Specific Focus - Susan Gibson, Thu Oct 30 20:33
      • Data each year - Rachel Yakey, Sat Nov 1 20:38
        Susan, I know that I usually have one area I would like to work on, especially once we get some information back on what students understand and are struggling with. I am excited to collect data each ... more
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