The 12 Stages of Monitoring a Standardized Test – Education Article

Usually when you’re bored you can call someone, use technology, doodle on a napkin, or slip into a daydream about getting stuck in an elevator with Benedict Cumberbatch. But on standardized testing days, the only thing teachers can do is watch students take a test. Because of this unique combination of stress and boredom, teachers go through a highly emotional journey comprising 12 distinctive stages. Allow me to enlighten you. Stage 1: Pure Optimism and Positivity Teachers get their students psyched…

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Self-Care for Funny People – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog These days, if you’re a teacher, you’ve probably read something about “self-care.” There is a movement in edu-circles around the more than worthy notion that teachers need to be mindful of meeting their own needs. You know, the “put on your oxygen mask first” theory of supporting kids. It’s a good theory. Teachers work hard and often do so with little regard for their own needs. That’s not sustainable. If we want to serve our students, then…

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