April 15, 2022 Standardized testing is a hot topic with both parents and educators. Recently it was announced that FSA (the Florida Standards Assessment) will end after this year. After being in education for 15 years, I am not sad to see it go for many reasons. It is stressful for students, it takes up … Continue reading Insights into Standardized Testing from a Parent/Educator
“And the Award Goes To…” Using Testing Season as a Growth Mindset Life Lesson for Students
You can use testing season as a chance to teach your students about a growth mindset, visualizing success, and planning to achieve it--and you can make it fun!
My Freaked Out Teacher-Mom Moment
September 16, 2019 This week I did something I never wanted to do as a teacher mom—I freaked out over my 3rd grader’s benchmark test score. I straight up panicked. He scored fine on the math test, but his reading test was low, and has been in a steady decline since he started school. I … Continue reading My Freaked Out Teacher-Mom Moment