A blog following teacher Aaron Jura as he plans engaging, yet relevant English Language Arts content for High School students in New Orleans, LA.
It's that time of year again -- when teachers go absolutely crazy over state, district, and end of year tests. I have decided to NOT go insane over this and instead will be working to inspire students to know that they CAN do this.
I know, from my semi-pro career in college, that when you are nervous and stressed you tend to under perform on a test or exam. That being said, I am working on focusing students on the positive.
1) Focus on how well a student did on a particular test, standard, or question type.
2) Motivate students to perform better by focusing on how great they're already doing!
3) Inspire students to engage with the material -- think about a person like this character, etc.
I'm hoping this pays off. So far the data shows it's working -- crossed fingers for next Monday and Tuesday!
Mr. J is a high school teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. J believes in the power of educators to help children and families achieve. Follow his blog for tips and techniques to keep engagement high and student achievement at the forefront.