Michael Fullan’s Topic Videos: Using Data


  • There are a surprising number of people claiming innovations without having any evidence to back up their claim.
    • Even though I took this important thought away from the video, I’m confident that few educators would be surprised or disagree with this statement.
  • There needs to be some sort of evidence from data that something is working.
  • I wish there would have been some discussion about the importance of classroom/teacher data. Too often we wait on state/national assessments which doesn’t give teachers quick and efficient evidence of what their students do and don’t know.

My $0.02:

  • As a teacher and educator, my beef is rarely with data. My beef is that we often obtain and use data in the most ineffective and disparaging ways. I really liked the quote below taken from Michael Fullan’s website.

…When data are precise, presented in a non-judgmental way, considered by peers, and used for improvement as well as for external accountability, they serve to balance pressure and support.



Fullan7Michael Fullan’s Topic Videos is a series of 22 short clips, 2-3 minutes each delve into a variety of educational topics . These videos include real life examples suitable for teachers, principals, and administrators. The videos are designed and filmed to illustrate ‘motion leadership in action’.


What are your take-a-ways from ‘Using Data‘?

Check out the entire series at Mostly True Stories of K. Renae P.

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Check out all of my take-a-ways from Michael Fullan’s video series. 

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