Barth Keck is an English teacher and assistant football coach who also teaches courses in journalism and media literacy at Haddam-Killingworth High School.
We’ve passed the halfway point of the school year and that means one thing for teachers: mid-year evaluation meetings!
I prepare as any high school English teacher would — by updating my Excel spreadsheets, chock full of student scores.
Truth be told, I don’t spend an inordinate amount of time on spreadsheets, but it is something I must address regularly as part of my professional evaluation. In fact, 45 percent of my annual review requires measurable improvement from my students during the school year.
Little did I know 25 years ago when I became an English teacher that I would need to quantify my passion for literature and media with student data. But here I am.
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