Teachers Need to Play Too: Interactive Data is Better

A novel builds character arcs before a climax; a comedian gives a setup before a punchline; and research papers place the results section before the discussions and conclusions section.  It’s simple:

People make deeper connections when anticipation builds and finality is with-held.

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A Way to Fix Your Survey Analyses

Surveying is a powerful tool for uncovering perception data. Whether it’s surveying your teachers for morale or efficacy perceptions, your community for satisfaction perceptions, or your students for their perceptions on their own learning, almost every school employs some form of perception survey.

We may argue about survey design, or over specific items in the survey, but I think the bigger problem is in the analysis and representation.

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Building Wonder

When it comes to presenting data, protocols for data, and the administrative use and sharing of data – there’s a lot to know.  High level stats, privacy rights, statistical coding, and more… yet we ask professionals who are experts at lesson design to be aware of all of this and how to leverage data to measure effectiveness.  I simplify it down to one simple rule:

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