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ERIC Number: EJ1002411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Putting Faces on the Data
Sharratt, Lyn; Fullan, Michael
Principal Leadership, v13 n4 p48-52 Dec 2012
The sheer volume of information available today is becoming overwhelming. Yet more information doesn't necessarily makes one smarter. The result is that people are attracted to what is flashy and instantly stimulating, and less and less inclined to pay attention to what is important. Educators are also experiencing the same distracting information overload and struggling to find a way to manage it as they support their students. By paying attention to the goals, aspirations, and context for each student's learning, principals and other school leaders can tighten their focus on relevant data and the necessary subsequent actions. How can they do that? Research says that principals must develop increasing intentionality and finite precision in their data analyses and follow-up actions and use data to make emotional connections with and to develop cognitive insights for every student in their responsibility.
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Language: English
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