It’s standardized test time — do you know where your sanity is?
As a teacher to some of the most tested–and stressed–students in the world, you really start to feel the pressure in March, when students around the country take out their number twos to show administrators what they (and, by extension, you) have been up to all school year.
Instead of sweating it, alleviate your anxiety with 5 test-tempering techniques:
Sweaty palms? Check. Racing heart? Yep. A bad case of butterflies in the stomach? You bet. It must be test time. Many students struggle with exam anxiety, but those feelings of panic and dread can be even worse for struggling readers and English learners. Here are a few simple strategies you can use to help your students relax and get ready to ace those tests: