You know what the greatest thing in the world is? Calling people you don’t know. That’s everyone’s favorite thing. I know you got into education so you can cold call parents about their kids.
So, here is a scenario: Student Benchmarks come in for the Fall, you pour through the data, scramble manically through spreadsheets and printouts of last year’s Spring State Assessment, only finding some of the many results.
In my wanderings from education, to finance, to password protection, I’ve uncovered a few common pitfalls that I have tried (and occasionally failed) to avoid when dealing with statistics. Here is my list of the top 4 mistakes and at the end, there is one super easy way to help you avoid the pitfalls!
One of the worst days I ever had teaching was when I thought I could teach while suffering from the flu.
As an educator, making calls to parents is tricky for a number of reasons. Lack of time, difficult documentation processes, and unpleasant subject matter all contribute to why you might feel anxious about completing the task.
In a previous blog, I walked you through 5 easy excel functions that have the potential to save educators a lot of time and energy.
You may not be obsessive compulsive like I am, but a little organization doesn’t hurt. I find it interesting that there are teachers on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to being organized. As a teacher, administrator and student, I have found that there are basically three kinds.
A little while back I was in a very nice high school that served about 1600 students. The next day
If you’re an educator, chances are you’ve heard the term PLC or Professional Learning Committee, perhaps even ad nauseam. People use this term for a wide variety of situations in the K12 school system—grade-level teaching teams, subject area teams, or even an entire school district.