I know it would make life much easier if I did.
Pull out the worksheets of all flavors;Reading, Writing, Math, mix in a Performance task.
Place them on their desks, one subject after another, hoping that when the BIG test comes, they can pass it, because they have been drilled, and drilled, and drilled.
Put them in labeled groups, those who will fly through the test, those who might pass, and those who don’t stand a chance.
“Teach” them based on where they fit in the “testing” spectrum.
Just test drills.
But, I can’t….READ MORE
Honestly, I have reached that age where I can’t even remember what happened in 2013. Life has become a blur. The years are whizzing by!
One of the highlights of 2013 was having the governor of Delaware visit our class to start American Education Week. We had a Mystery Skype and he LOVED it! We need to show our politicians what we can do besides test!! READ MORE…
The 5th grade went to the Blue Rocks baseball game today and we had a blast! I loved interacting with my students outside of the classroom. It’s rare that we get the chance to do that anymore. We sat in the stadium, talking, laughing, and cheering. It was as far from standardized testing as you can get!:)READ MORE…
I have to say, I am, pretty much, allowed to do what I want in my classroom.(Probably because my kids pass those tests)
My school is not an AYP school, or whatever they call “failing” schools these days.
I don’t ” teach to the test”, and yet, my kids still manage to pass those idiotic, “waste of instructional time”, “money down the drain”, “accountability for teachers”, so-called assessments.
So, why would I need to join the protest, “Occupy DOE 2.0: The Battle for Public Schools“? READ MORE…