Sharpen those pencils! It’s testing season…again! As much as we teachers don’t like it, testing is here to stay. Let’s be real, testing stresses the teacher out just as much as the students! It’s tough to find the right balance when we prepare for high-stakes testing. There is always “one more thing” to teach. Just like cultivating a garden takes nurturing and attention, so does preparing our students for testing. So, it makes sense to equip our students with effective test-taking skills before testing begins to help everyone make it through the testing season.
When was the last time you got something right the very first time? For me, and I expect most people, it’s an extremely rare event. Often, the simplest of misses can come back to haunt you – or they can be a great source of what I like to call that “duh moment” in product development.