Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Long Road

Sorry everyone, you probably don't even read anymore - I've been too lazy! Anyway, lots and lots has happened since my last post. This is going to be a long post most likely.

We're coming up to a pretty important time of the year - TEST TIME. We have our first EOC (end of course) in about 5 weeks...and lucky me, it's English! Woot woot my kids' are going to be stepping up to the plate really soon! It's a big test because my students have to pass it to graduate high school. I have been doing a lot of test prep and a lot of motivational stuff, hoping to build confidence in the students' these last few moments.

It's interesting because really all of my years work leads up to this little moment, this one day of testing. I know why so many teachers stress about it now, but really I kind of don't as well. You know, as Teach for America has told us many times, if you do the research and you monitor progress consistently, you really should know what the results of this test are going to be. I think a lot of my students will be predictable, good and bad, but there are a few that I want to not be teetering on that line...I want them to succeed!!

I am excited but also so nervous. I think that these kids are great, and sometimes they work really hard too, but man I don't know! Did I do enough? Did I do everything I could do? Did I prepare them with the correct information and the most important? Nerve racking!!!!

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