Data

Taking Data In Speech

Taking Data In Speech

The topic this month on the blog is all about data.  I thought I’d weigh in on this topic from the speech perspective.  As we all know data is so important and necessary in our profession.  I use data to determine if students need to receive...

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TAH Team’s Data Tips

TAH Team’s Data Tips

You all know I love talking about data. To me, data is the backbone of a successful classroom. It lets you know if things are working, tells you what to do next, and identifies which skills are fully mastered and which need more help. What more could you...

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Why Teachers Need a Behavior Plan Too

Why Teachers Need a Behavior Plan Too

Teachers wear a lot of different hats. And you don't get to compartmentalize and wear each hat at a time. Nope, you are simultaneously instructing a small group, while training a staff member, while thinking about an upcoming parent conference. You have a...

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Making Data Collection Quick and Easy!

Making Data Collection Quick and Easy!

Making Data Collection Quick & Easy! The beginning of the school year was such a whirlwind.  I feel like after the holidays is a great time to take a close look at your classroom.  How is everything functioning (truly)? Do you have a good flow or are...

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Fluency Center

Fluency Center

It's ALL about the fluency center. On the busiest day, the fluency center is still chugging along and the paraprofessional is collecting data. It's literally the best thing ever. If you are up to your eyeballs in a new behavior plan and feel like you've have...

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Paraprofessional-Run IEP Goal Station

Paraprofessional-Run IEP Goal Station

If you are only using your paraprofessionals to undo task boxes and take kids to the bathroom, you are really missing out. You are missing out having an extra person to teach in your classroom. You are missing out on hours of valuable small group or one on...

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Using Google Forms to Analyze ABC Data

Using Google Forms to Analyze ABC Data

I have shared a few posts on how to use google forms for organizing and analyzing student data (Google Forms for Beginners, Advanced Google Forms, and Google Forms Overview). In the start of the year, you may be taking some ABC Data to determine why a...

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Using Google Forms to Analyze Data

Using Google Forms to Analyze Data

If you have been using google forms for data collection, are already familiar with forms, or check out my basics google forms tutorial - it's time to get a little more advanced. The point of using google forms is to help analyze and summarize the data so...

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Google Forms for Beginners

Google Forms for Beginners

I've been talking a lot about google forms lately and some of you have drank the kool-aide and are into it. And there is another group of you that likely keeps swiping when they see an instastory about google forms. That seems so complicated, you think to...

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Taking Data on Extreme Behaviors

Taking Data on Extreme Behaviors

When it comes down to it, you have one major goal that should be bouncing around your head every single day. It's not take data. It's not progress on IEP goals. It's maintaining safety. Above everything else, you need to keep your students, your staff, and yourself...

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Discrete Trial Data Sheets & Programs Guides

Discrete Trial Data Sheets & Programs Guides

If you made beautiful data sheets and spent time training your staff you might expect smooth sailing for the rest of the year. You may even be shocked when two months later you review the data (oops) and things aren't going quite as you had planned. The...

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Using Google Forms to Collect Classroom Data

Using Google Forms to Collect Classroom Data

We aren't just taking data because we love, it looks pretty, or our principals told us too. We are taking data so we can learn about our students' skills, progress, and needs. Taking data and doing nothing with it is as useless as just not taking data at...

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Tips for Making Data Collection Doable

Tips for Making Data Collection Doable

Taking data is overwhelming. We have busy freaken jobs. By the time you've had your kiddos check their schedules, made sure all of your centers are running smoothly, collected your materials, redirected, prompted, reinforced, (and you are doing this whole combo for...

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The Socrative App: Data Collection & Assessment

The Socrative App: Data Collection & Assessment

For your tech savvy students, I love the Socrative App for quick and thorough data collection and assessment. It's easy to use on the teacher end, easy for students to navigate, and you can quickly gather a lot of data on the same skill for multiple...

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Data Sheets Every Special Ed Teacher Needs

Data Sheets Every Special Ed Teacher Needs

Efficient and easy to use data sheets are the key actually taking data in your classroom. My first year teaching, my district gave a me a general "one size fits all goals" data sheet to use. I literally had no clue how to use it. I learned quickly that one size fits...

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Taking Data on Independent Work

Taking Data on Independent Work

Independent work is key to any classroom's success. First, it gives you the valuable time to work in small groups or one on one with other students, work with paraprofessionals, implement and manage behavior plans, and oh so much more. Second, (and more...

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Taking Data: Where do I even start?

Taking Data: Where do I even start?

With so many tasks, getting started is really the hardest part. It'd be amazing if we could just blink and already be in the thick of it rolling along. It's hard to see how to get to that "rolling along" part. When it comes to data collection, my mantra...

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Why Taking Data Will Make You a Better Teacher

Why Taking Data Will Make You a Better Teacher

Taking data might be one of those 'shoulds.' I should take vitamins. I should eat more vegetables. I should set my alarm earlier. Those 'shoulds' pop up every now and then but we usually don't have enough motivation to actually make it a regular thing....

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Theme of the Month: Behavior & Academic Data

Theme of the Month: Behavior & Academic Data

If you thought September went by fast, October probably went by even faster. And while we all enjoyed the free pass of focusing solely on routines and reinforcement in September (and maybe a buffer month of October as well) it's now time to get to it. If...

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