Test Taking Strategies

Most standardized tests employ multiple-choice questions. Here’s a list of test-taking strategies that students should use to answer multiple-choice questions: Read the entire question first. Students read the entire question first to make sure they understand what it’s asking. For questions about a reading passage, students read the questions first to guide their reading. Look … Continue reading Test Taking Strategies

Creating a Positive Testing Environment

Standardized testing has become a common practice in every classroom. Here are three tips to help your students become successful when that annual time of the year rolls around. Practice success so they know what it feels like. Have you given your student the opportunity to know he can be successful?  It is important for … Continue reading Creating a Positive Testing Environment

Classroom Funding Idea

Finding funds for all those pencils, composition notebooks, erasers, paper, etc. that teachers give out to students can sometimes be tricky.  Here is an idea my team used for several years that worked well for us. The last day of the grading period usually was mandated as a “make-up” day for all those students who … Continue reading Classroom Funding Idea

Grateful Educator Because of Grateful Students

I want to share a note I received from one of my former students. I am grateful to be an educator because of grateful students like Kiki. Receiving notes like this is what makes being an educator worthwhile. I hope this note warms your heart like it did mine...