As a teacher, have you ever asked (or been tempted to ask) WHY are we doing this?!
If so, you aren’t alone. Collecting and analyzing data in the classroom can give us answers to why we’re doing certain things and give us a road map for what to do next.
In this episode of Real Teacher Talk, I sat down with Dr. Matthew Courtney to discuss all things data! We chat about how to use data to solve problems in our classrooms, how to use the data you’re already collecting, and the mindset shift that needs to happen around data collection in education as a whole. We also discuss realistic ways for classroom teachers to get involved in policy change!
Dr. Matthew Courtney specializes in using data and research to support schools and teachers as they work to improve teaching and learning. As an educator, researcher, and policy maker, he focuses his efforts on building capacity in teachers and leaders to perform deep analyses of learning. When educators are faced with persistent problems of practice, he shows them how to tap into the existing research literature to solve their problem and to apply research methodologies to rigorously test their solutions. Dr. Courtney is dedicated to helping the education profession fully self actualize into an evidence-based profession that relies on deep thinking, collaboration, and a joint commitment towards advancing scientific knowledge of teaching and learning in the field.
In Today’s Episode We Discuss:
- Ideas for how to use data to solve problems in your classroom
- Thoughts on how to utilize the data you’re already collecting
- The mindset shift that needs to happen around data collection in education as a whole
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