An Inoculation after Standardized Testing

Today I administered the 8th Grade STAAR Reading test to a room of students. Four hours of trying to keep 13 & 14 year olds quiet while their classmates finished their tests was quite a difficult task. Trying to keep students quiet and on task any day is a challenge!

I started reflecting on why I became a teacher in the first place. I think most teachers become teachers in hopes of changing the world. With the day to day task of managing students and the accountability of high-stakes testing, I think we forget that.

Here is a little shot of inspiration from Adam Bellow:


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