The Pulse - October/November 2015
Supporting Work that is Vital and Personal
Educational Leadership: Doing Data Righ: Whose in the Driver's Seat? - A Richer and Deeper View of Student Success
As we continue to explore innovative practices that support students academically, socially, and emotionally, I will share research information and articles that highlight successful strategies and provide us ideas that may transform our work. One such article is "Who's in the Driver's Seat?” In it, author/consultant Steven Levy makes the case for taking data use beyond test scores and getting students to own the process, collecting and analyzing pertinent information and setting their own goals. “Because data analysis is so effective in addressing the mastery of discrete skills,” says Levy, “the process tends to see everything as a discrete skill. It assumes that learning is a linear process, skill by skill, bit by bit, starting in kindergarten at A and ending with a PhD at Z… How can we invite data into schools without letting data usurp the fullness of our humanity?”
The question is whether the non-cognitive domain can be measured – perseverance, beautiful work, human emotions. Levy believes so, and gives a small example of how a second-grade class in Boston designed a project to convince people not to be afraid of snakes.
This is a great read!
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Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference - February 28-19, 2016
The Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference provides school counselors with critical information about successful practice, evaluation, and relevant research to create dynamic and powerful school counseling programs. The conference uses a unique format to incorporate both peer-reviewed research presentations and small group consultation with leaders in the field.