This great question just came to us through Facebook from a teacher named Mia:
"I feel like I am losing the engaging and exciting teacher I used to be and want to be in the current testing season. The stress and expectations are taking their toll on admin which trickles down to us, which trickles down to our students and then blows up in our face via behaviors and lack of motivation. Our students aren't taking the test seriously (even in a high-stakes year) and I don't want to resort to scare-tactics because I feel like test anxiety is already rampant... but the pressure from above is mounting. How can you motivate scholars to do their best on a rigourous, high-stakes test while still promoting a love of learning?"
What do you think? Any tips for Mia? I'll make sure to share your responses with her.
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