Data We Collect vs Data We SHOULD Collect. Where are you?

Data We Collect vs Data We SHOULD Collect. Where are you?

Recently I tweeted the above image and within a single day it was retweeted and liked over 2000 times.  That’s something.  Could you imagine if your students tweeted something from your lesson to this extent?  Or if your principal or employer gave you that many kudos for something you shared?  Needless to say I think the notion the image suggests around the role of data in education struck a chord with my PLN and I’d like to take this opportunity to grapple with why I think this is the case.

Inquiry Myth #8 - It Doesn't Belong in Every Classroom

Inquiry Myth #8 - It Doesn't Belong in Every Classroom

At the high school level inquiry should belong in each subject area. What I mean by this is a Physics inquiry should be innately tied to the conceptual understandings and big ideas of the Physics curriculum. In the same way, a Chemistry inquiry should reflect the conceptual understandings and big ideas of the Chemistry curriculum. Whatever the subject, inquiry reframes what we teach with a focus on how we teach it. It is not a setting dependent pedagogy.