Lisa Liptak, Teacher—Grade 1
Annie Fisher STEM, CT
Describe your classroom culture in three words.
Positive, Engaging, Happy
Describe your motto on data-driven instruction. Consider how you use i‑Ready or other data.
My sole purpose as an educator is to ensure that every student learns. By gathering and using the information that I collect, I am able to distinguish what a student has learned and what still needs to be learned. I use data to drive my instruction, fill in the gaps, and determine my next steps for instruction. The i-Ready program helps me see patterns in what kids are not understanding and individualize instruction. i-Ready has made it easier for me to dig deeper into my students' data and use it to ensure my students are receiving instruction at their academic level. Using data-driven instruction enables me to see what my students know, where the gaps are, and where I can adjust my instruction to meet their needs.