I’m so excited to be a part of this awesome blog hop,
which is all about bright ideas for the classroom!
Today, I want to talk to you about data notebooks.
What are data notebooks? I’m so glad that you asked!!
As teachers, we are accustomed to keeping up with,
and analyzing data for everything!!!
Data notebooks provides students with the opportunity to keep up with their
own data, and through this process they become responsible for
setting goals!! When they reach certain goals, they are able to check
them off, so to speak!!
We were snowed in this week, so I didn’t get a chance to take pictures of their
actual notebooks, but I’ve re-created what’s inside.
At my school, we have white binders that students keep their agendas in.
I also have a take-home folder for school-to-home correspondence.
We also have the sheets for maintaining data.
The first sheet is behavior data.
I do it by the month, but I’ve also done a bi-weekly format in the past.
This helps myself and the student to have a discussion about their behavior,
and they have to earn so many greens in a week to earn Fun Friday.
Also, no reds!!!