Monday, January 9, 2012
Do We Know Enough to Do Better?
'Students First' is my educational mantra. It is the compass I use for all decisions. If the decisions we’re making and the actions we’re taking don’t benefit students first, then re-evaluation is a must. Keeping students first is a constant reminder that it is their education, not ours. It is our job to make sure they get a good one because they will build a life upon whatever educational foundation they have.
Maya Angelou Knows Best
During a countless number of shows Oprah quoted Maya Angelou by telling her guests, ‘When you know better, you do better.’ I think of this whenever I’m trying to explain why we’re data driven or better yet, Data-Informed, Not Data –Driven according to Beth Kanter in her September blog post. In the context of education, I do believe that when we know better about student learning and performance, we can ‘do’ better with improving both. The question I believe we have to ask ourselves is ‘Do we know enough to do better?’ The answer to the question directly impacts the education we are committed to providing. The purpose of the question is to drive us to action based on data we should know well.
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