The Start of the Blog Series: Why Your Teachers Hate Hearing You Say “Data” and How To Fix It

Blog #1: Data and The Square Peg Syndrome

Ever tried to force a square peg into a round hole? That’s what it feels like when the strategic plan, initiatives, evaluations, and God knows what else aren’t aligned with data. It’s like showing up to a costume party dressed as Darth Vader, only to find out the theme was My Little Pony. Awkward, right? Stay tuned for some advice on how we can finally ditch the mismatch and let data glide seamlessly into our strategies.

Blog #2: Data Drains the Clock

Time is a precious resource. And when it comes to data, it feels like we’re trying to find a needle in a haystack, while the haystack is on fire. In this second blog, we’ll chat about how to streamline the data process, ensuring that teachers aren’t pulling all-nighters trying to decode hieroglyphics, but instead are using concise, relevant data to inform decisions.

Blog #3: Data, Where Art Thou?

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, did it really fall? Or in our case, if data exists but teachers can’t see it, can it really be used? This third blog in this series will shine a spotlight on data accessibility. We’ll explore ways to make data visible, understandable, and maybe even a little bit likable.

Blog #4: Data Drama

It’s time we address the elephant in the room. The way data is often used as a weapon instead of a tool. In this blog, we’ll navigate the minefield of weaponized data and chart a course towards using it as a force for good, not for blowing up teacher morale.

So buckle up, friends. We’re about to mend the rocky relationship between teachers and data, one blog at a time. Who knows? By the end, we may just turn that breakup into a makeup. 😉

If you’d like to chat more about what this looks like in your school or district, book a free hour here. :)

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