I didn’t always fear acronyms. Acronyms like PEMDAS, RARE, SWAP, are good acronyms. Their sole job? To help my students remember, like all good acronyms do.
But alas, acronyms have become something for teachers to fear. Whenever, there is a new acronym introduced into education, it strikes fear in our hearts. You know what I’m talking about. It seems that about every 6 months, a new one is introduced. One that I’m really afraid of in DE is, DCAS (Delaware …) Ok, I can’t lie, I don’t even know what it stands for! I just know it means test the hell out of our kids.
Today was Data Day! Yeah! We spent the day going over ALL the data we have gathered in the last month.
We had Chit Chat this morning. It’s when a team provides breakfast for the rest of the staff. My principal stayed up late writing on these eggs.
I guess it was meant as a joke, but to me it emphasized “too many eggs in one basket.” Look at what is written on those eggs. These are all the things we are forced to implement in our school, this year alone! No, I don’t find it funny at all. The demands they place on us are no “yolk” at all.
By the way, a Question Audit is when you gather questions from your colleagues, and then write them on Post-Its. (different colors by grade). Then you place them under ,what you think, is the Bloom’s Taxonomy term it fits under. Then you look at it as a group, and discuss which grade is using higher order level thinking, and which isn’t, based on five questions you obtained in only ten minutes.
The best part of the day is when we were actually given some time to sit together as a team and collaborate, Sigh, you probably know eggxactly how I feel. 🙂