“For at least a decade now, the driving force behind education reform has been data. We talk about collecting data, analyzing data, and making data-driven decisions…”, but something very important is missing. Not everything can be collected in the form of a number. This article dug deep, grabbed my heart, and filled it with what matters most. We are missing some of the most important components to a child’s education- “the atmosphere in their homes, the demands of their out-of-school school schedule, the physical concerns that distract them, the passions and obsessions that consume them.” How can we strive to pay more attention to these things? These things that make our students who they are? How can we incorporate these things into the data to paint a clearer picture? Let’s start a list in the comments below. TreeSchool is about taking action, so let’s get out there and make a difference!
The excerpt below is from “Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes For Every School,” by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez. The following is from the chapter entitled, “Hack 10: The 360 Spreadsheet.” Collect a Different Kind of Student Data For at least a decade now, the driving force behind education reform has been data.