Inspired by this facebook post by slicer, Michelle Haseltine:
here are my 2017-18 teaching stats:
25 – number of years as a teacher
12 – number of different classroom
8 – number of schools
4 – number of school districts
2 – number of titles: Generalists in ES and Reading Specialists in ES
5 – number of grades taught: K, 3, 4, 5 and coached teachers K-6
8 – number of Principals guiding me
1 – number of states: VA
Current Position – 6th grade Reading at Swanson Middle School, Arlington, VA
I could also add these stats:
1 – number of parents still living
0 – number of grandparents still living
3 – number of siblings: sister and 2 brothers
3 – number of pets growing up: all dogs
1 – number of states I’ve lived in: Virginia
5 – number of cities in VA I’ve lived in: Falls Church, Richmond, Charlottesville, Alexandria, Arlington
4 – number of countries visited: Italy, Spain, France, Mexico
2 – number of sports I play: swimming, softball
10 – books I’ve read this summer
I can see this exercise as a classroom warm-up during the first week of school. I post mine as an example and share Michelle’s. Then give them time to write. Encourage them to add more lines beyond what Michelle and I listed. Then share with a partner, with another partnership. Maybe I’ll push them to complete this sentence:
Based on his/her stats, I can tell that _____ is the kind of person who ______.
What do you think my stats teach you about me?
What other lines could/should I add to my stat list?
What do YOUR stats look like?!?