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Patterns and Themes

Tip: Even though teachers collect data all the time, they need our help as professional developers so they may understand how recurring patterns or themes can help them improve their teaching practice. You can show them how to be teacher researchers analyzing their teaching practice in a professional development
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Even though teachers collect data all the time, they need our help as professional developers so they may understand how recurring patterns or themes can help them improve their teaching practice. You can show them how to be teacher researchers analyzing their teaching practice in a professional development session throughout the year.

  • Create a chart similar to the one below for their grade and/or subject area.
  • Add or delete categories that are relevant to your teachers.
  • Demonstrate how to check for understanding by triangulating evidence to look for similar themes or patterns in more than two types of data.
  • Encourage teachers to Be objective and nonjudgmental Share their findings with another teacher Bounce off ideas and new questions.

Grade 3 – Language Arts

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Submitted by:Barbara Bray

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