I love it! Teacher Stephanie Lavender Weber was stuck in the Georgia snowstorm with her students overnight, taking care of them until their parents were finally able to reach them. When they were finally able to go home, she tweeted about it, ending with #evaluatethat.
An activist group called the BadAss Teachers association picked it up and added tweets of their own with the hashtag “#evaluatethat,” telling stories of all they’ve done that can’t be measured by test scores or data.
So today’s post will be short and sweet because it’s about you. If you’ve been reading this blog and you have a story of your own to tell about the work teachers do that transcends measurement, get on twitter, write a line about a teacher who you inspired you or what you’ve done for your students that can’t be measured and tag it #evaluatethat. For inspiration, go to the #evaluatethat twitter page, or check out Valerie Strauss’ post in The Answer Sheet.
Now, that’s what I call data!
Teachers aren’t light bulbs–we can’t just burn them out and replace them. For more on this topic, click here for my post in today’s LA School Report.