When you look at 9/10/19, what do you see?
9/16/19 . . . ?
How many does it take before you recognize the pattern?
“A word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backwards as forwards, e.g. madam or nurses run.” – Oxford Dictionary
I find it fascinating that I notice it first in numbers that give me pause.
Is it the one time occurrence that fascinates me or is it the pattern? While I ponder my response, many questions about patterns and configurations emerge.
In a rush to immediately solve problems, be efficient, and worry over so little time, do I rush to judgment too quickly?
A pattern . . .
More than once . . .
Is twice enough?
Over what period of time?
Today’s burning questions:
Would we really begin an intervention based on one piece of data on one single day?
Would we really teach something one day, assess it and plan for additional instruction or not, based on that ONE day of instruction without any additional practice?
Perhaps we need to slow down, think, formulate a question, observe, revise our question, collect evidence of patterns and then act . . .
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