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!
Cloud-based education platforms have revolutionized the way teachers communicate with students in the classroom,
making it instantaneous and more effortless than ever. But what if technology could revolutionize how teachers communicate with parents in that same way?
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.
There was one particular day that I remember walking out to my car after work and realizing that I was taking the longest walk I had taken since I walked from my car to my classroom that morning.
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.