How to Use Data Driven Instruction in the Classroom

Today we'll dive deep into the transformative power of data analytics for your classroom! Think data is just for statisticians or administrators? Think again! Today, we're joined by Victoria Setaro, an expert in making data analytics approachable and actionable for everyday teachers like you. We'll explore how you can harness the power of both 'cold' and 'warm' data to not only understand your students better but also to significantly improve their performance. From tackling chronic absenteeism to boosting math proficiency rates, data-driven instruction is a game-changer. So if you want to elevate your teaching and empower your students, this episode is a must-listen. Stay tuned!

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Key Segments in this Podcast

Key Moments from the Podcast Transcript


  • 00:00:00:02 - 00:00:03:12: John Davis introduces the 10 Minutes Teacher podcast with host Vicki Davis.

Sponsor Message

  • 00:00:03:12 - 00:00:25:19: Vicki Davis talks about the sponsor EVERFI, which offers interactive and free digital lessons for educators.

Guest Introduction

  • 00:00:25:21 - 00:00:49:23: Vicki Davis introduces Victoria Setaro, who is known for making data analytics approachable for everyday teachers.

Importance of Data in Education

  • 00:00:50:00 - 00:01:00:13: Vicki Davis emphasizes the importance of data analytics in making classrooms more effective.

Victoria's Perspective on Data Analytics

  • 00:01:03:17 - 00:02:22:00: Victoria Setaro discusses how data analytics can help teachers understand their students better and invites educators to take control of the data they have.

Chronic Absenteeism

  • 00:02:33:11 - 00:03:07:21: Vicki Davis and Victoria discuss the issue of chronic absenteeism and its data implications.

Cold Data vs. Warm Data

  • 00:03:30:15 - 00:04:04:22: Victoria explains the difference between "cold data" and "warm data," emphasizing the importance of understanding the underlying causes behind data points.

Implementing Data Analytics in Schools

  • 00:04:54:10 - 00:05:56:17: Vicki and Victoria discuss the challenges and considerations when introducing data analytics in schools, including the need for time and commitment.

Privacy Concerns

  • 00:07:16:09 - 00:07:53:19: The conversation shifts to the ethical considerations of using data analytics, particularly concerning student privacy.

Success Story

  • 00:08:36:05 - 00:10:57:05: Victoria shares a success story where data analytics led to a significant improvement in math proficiency rates in a school district.

Closing Remarks

  • 00:11:18:04 - 00:11:58:12: Vicki Davis thanks Victoria for her insights and emphasizes the importance of data analytics in education.

Sponsor Message

  • 00:11:58:14 - 00:12:31:15: Vicki Davis again mentions EVERFI and encourages teachers to sign up for their free lessons.


  • 00:12:31:19 - 00:12:44:06: John Davis closes the podcast and provides information on where to find more content from Vicki Davis.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


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