Wednesday, November 2, 2016

We Know Data Drives Instruction, but Does Data Influence Leadership Behavior?

After reviewing the data related to my classroom walk-throughs, I discovered that I had visited some classrooms more than others. While this was not intentional, it did cause me to find a more systematic way to plan my classroom visits. 

After a brief Google search and a few trial runs with other options, I discovered Random Picker. Random Picker is an online randomizer created by Classroom Tools designed to help classroom teachers facilitate student participation. 

The great thing about this tool is that it allows you to create a customized list you can save and use again and again. Each time you spin the wheel you are given a choice to keep the name chosen or to remove it, but what's even more amazing is that choosing to remove a name only removes it from the wheel and not the saved list. Your saved list is password protected and is provided with a unique web address. Therefore, I strongly recommend that you bookmark this site and let the magic begin. 

Armed with this new tool, I have decided to begin each day with a minimum of four spins. Teachers selected as a result of the spin are guaranteed to receive a visit. 

Does this mean that I will not visit other classrooms? Absolutely not! This tool is just being used to ensure that I get to every classroom in my building at least once per week. 

Until next time...

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