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Forum: Looking at Learning... Again
Topic: Teaching and Learning
Topic Posted by: Melissa Cheung
Date Posted: Mon Feb 15 5:01:23 US/Eastern 1999
Topic Description: What are your beliefs about how people learn? How does your teaching style and school system work to accommodate how people learn?
Posted by: Anna Marie E. Forte'
Date posted: Sat May 1 21:16:10 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: The importance of the test score
I enjoy workshops like "The Many Faces of Learning". My problem
comes when the Districts' not concern with how kids learn but
with what they score on the standardized test. My job performance
is based on my school's index, not on methods I use to teach or
the intelligence of my students. They provide us with plenty
professional development but in the end it is the score that counts.
Does anyone have any suggestions how to deal with this situation?
Subject: test scores
Reply Posted by: Prudence Ganz
Date Posted: Tue May 8 17:18:19 2001
You just have to do the best you can. Teach your
students the things they need to know, have fun with
them and make the learning exciting. Don't worry about
the "test scores". There are so many variables that get
in the way on the day of the test ie: how the students are
feeling, how the teacher is feeling, did they eat
breakfast, get a good nights sleep, did the teacher
teach to the test etc. All of these and many more
variables get in the way of an accurate result of what the
students have actually learned. So my suggestion is to
be a Teacher not a "test result worry wart." :)