Tag Archives: assessments

The Thing About Teaching

This is such a broad topic, and I have wildly strong opinions about education in general and specifically about teaching.  But I’m going to focus here on the month of January. Whaaaat?  What does January have to do with anything? … Continue reading

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When did education become torture?

For the first time in my teaching career, I saw high school students cry during the NYSESLAT exam.  Unprecedented. If you are a student in New York State in 2015, you are subjected to a ridiculous number of assessments.  I’m … Continue reading

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Assessments are Stupid

There. I’ve said it. I’ve always thought it, but now I’ve said it. File this under posts-I-hope-my-supervisor-doesn’t-see. And because I think that assessments are stupid, I don’t give tests very often. Now it’s time to post my grades.  Oops. It … Continue reading

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