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

Personalized Learning: You’re Still the Teacher!

Of all the current buzzwords in education, the one I am hearing the most now is “personalized learning.” It’s one I can get on board with because I was doing it before it became a thing. As a kindergarten teacher, I have been running four or five reading groups on four or five different levels … Continue reading Personalized Learning: You’re Still the Teacher!

The Importance of Educators Dressing Professionally

Jordan Catapano, a high school English teacher, writes in Teacher Hub that “there is a connection between the way one looks and the way one thinks and acts.”   According to a study published in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science, the type of clothing and teacher fashion one wears “Influences cognition broadly, impacting the processing style that … Continue reading The Importance of Educators Dressing Professionally

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