Let’s talk a little bit about collecting information and data. We all have been made to do it more often in recent years. I enjoy it and have always done it. Data offers a way for me to see changes that need to be made, and where I can improve. When we stop looking for ways to improve, that’s when we get stale, when students start losing interest, and learning is not happening like it should. So try to stay very fresh.
I don’t keep statistics in order to be a boring person who’s a numbers freak. Rather, I actively analyze those numbers. Obviously, I have to collect them for the administration, but I also like to use them for my own improvement.