Monthly Archives: November 2014

#seaccr Data Analysis and Interpretation

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My quantitative data tells me that the number of disruptions has be greatly reduced since the introduction of CHAMPS. My qualitative data tells me that my students know the expectations during various activities. I have also observed my students reduce their disruptive behavior and my aides have noticed a difference in students’ disruptive behavior.

The quantitative data shows that all types of disruptions in the classroom were reduced. Students 1 and 2 reduced their disruptions by more than half. Students 3 reduced their disruptions but not as significantly as the other two students. The disruptions that were reduced include: talking out of turn, getting up and moving around, and talking to their neighbor.

The qualitative data came from observations by aides, student interviews, and me. The student interviews indicated that all 3 students understand what the CHAMPS expectations are during writing. My observations during all subjects indicated that I have noticed that the students have reduced their disruptions and reminders of expectations were helpful to the students. The aide observations indicated that the students have greatly reduced their disruptions in both math and reading.

Overall, CHAMPS has helped to reduce disruptions and provide expectations for the students in my 2nd grade classroom. I plan to continue to implement CHAMPS in my classroom in hopes that students will continue to understand what is expected during all subjects.

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Week 11 Reflection #seaccr

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I found it difficult to contribute to others’ learning on their blogs this week. I read a few blogs and commented on them but I felt that I could not contribute to anyone’s learning on their blogs due to the nature of the question this week. The contribution I did make was just the social interaction through blogs.

I shared my results on my blog and I hope others will take some information they can use from my blog. I shared that CHAMPS was working in my class. I encouraged others to look into CHAMPS to use in their own classrooms. It is something that can be used across many grade levels. I did enjoy reading about other projects and results this week and responding to their blogs.

#seaccr Week 11 Blog

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How will I apply what I learned from my data to teaching and learning in my classroom? How can others apply what I learned to their classrooms?

My data has taught me that using CHAMPS has greatly reduced the amount of disruptions in my class and now I have a reference point when students are not following the expectations. Before implementing CHAMPS, I had classroom rules and general executions but CHAMPS has helped me to set specific expectations for each activity and for students to visualize and state the expectations before the activity. With CHAMPS I can give gentle reminders about off-task behavior by just pointing to the statement in CHAMPS. My whole class has responded well to having CHAMPS.

I plan to continue to use CHAMPS in my class because my data has taught me that it is working and my students need that direction that CHAMPS provides. I was warned about my group of students before going to the grade, their teacher last year cried almost every day. CHAMPS is a great way to keep their behavior in check. Now I can say, “Jane, what is the expected voice level during math?” and if I have to remind her again, then she would move her clip down and know exactly why she had to move her clip. With CHAMPS, my students know and understand what the classroom should look and sound like during each subject.

CHAMPS can be used in any classroom probably K-8. I know that many schools in our district are using CHAMPS statements because it was pushed by our counselors. You can find free posters to use for CHAMPS on Teachers pay Teachers that I use in my class. You can also search CHAMPS to find more information or I am happy to answer any questions I can.

Week 10 Response #seaccr

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This week I responded to some classmates’ blogs and was able to interact with them and learn from their blogs and share on my blogs.

I responded to Andrea and give to let her know that we are seeing similar issues with CCMS at the elementary level. I was also interested in her graph because she did a very nice job on it. I asked for the program that she used so I can use a similar program.

Stacy posted about seeing the black and white of data and I fully agree with her. I let her know that it is helpful to have that data for me especially around conference/report card time as extra information on the students. I hope that her and others might be able to use their data in the same way.

This week was helpful to look at and share how others are collecting their data and planning to organize it.

Week 10 Blog #seaccr

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So far, my data is telling me that the disruptive behavior in my class has been greatly reduced since I have introduced CHAMPS in reading and writing. Math has been different because I have changed the structure of my math class so I have noticed that initially behavior was not reduced but now that they have been doing math this way for 2 weeks it has reduced the disruptive behavior.

I am still working on conducting my student interview and those will be completed this week. I am looking forward to talking to the students and aides in my class to hear their thoughts. My raw dat is telling me that the disruptive behaviors have been greatly reduced during reading and writing time.

In looking at my data, I have collected tally marks for each type of disruptive behavior both before and after the introduction of CHAMPS. When comparing that data, the disruptions have been cut in half. The students are responding well to having the behavior statements in front of them and reviewing them before the activities.

Week 9 Response #seaccr

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This week, I posted about my data collection so far. I am still trying to figure out how to organize my data and which programs to use. One classmate shared a site that has some great resources for organizing data. I was thinking that I would use Excel but now I am looking into other programs.

I was also able to read and comment on other blogs this week. It was reassuring to hear that others are in the same place as me with data collations. We were able to talk about focusing on qualitative data since most have been collecting their quantitative data. We all contributed to each others learning this week by being able to discuss where we are in our projects and how we can move our data forward.

Week 9 Analyzing Data #seaccr

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At this point I have collected a weeks worth of data, I have found it difficult to collect the data during most subjects but it has been most difficult during math. I have only collected quantitative data so far I am still looking for the time to collect my qualitative data. I have just been using tally marks to collect data at this point and have not figured out a solid way to analyze it. I am planning to use a spreadsheet and some type of graph to analyze my data.

I have recently changed my math time to which makes it more difficult for me to collect data during that time. When I made the plan for the study, I was teaching math whole-class, now I am teaching it in ability groups while my other groups rotate to math work places (games) and IXL math on the computers. This change has reduced disruptions in the class and while I am teaching the smaller groups, they are more focused and therefore those disruptions are greatly reduced. I am thinking that I need to observed during a different time of days and not do math anymore. Any thoughts or feedback would be helpful.

I have my tally sheets and now I am trying to figure out how to organize the data. I am planning to put it into excel so that I can do more with it. I am also planning to begin collecting my qualitative data next week. If anyone has any suggestions on other ways to organize data I am open to suggestions. Also, if there are other great programs besides excel, I would like to hear about those.

Week 8 Reflection #seaccr

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This week was reassuring to find that there are some other students who haven’t started collecting data. There are a few of us who have only collected our pre-intervention data. I learned about some great projects that are going on and how people are changing their data collections. I was able to comment on a few blogs of others to give them feedback on their data collection. I am looking forward to beginning my post-intervention data collection this week.

Week 8 #seaccr

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I have only begun collecting pre intervention data and I have been discovering that I have a lot of disruptions in my class. This week I will be introducing CHAMPS and begin collecting my post intervention data. I am hoping that this intervention will be successful. I have tried many diffent things with this group of students and have not been very successful with the interventions. I am excited to see how the intervention works. After this week, I may need to make some changes in my data collection and methods.