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EP19: You’re a teacher, not a tester. In this episode, you’ll learn strategies for staying focused on what’s really important, both in your mindset and your daily practice. Discover specific, practical tips for getting creative with test prep so it feels more like the authentic learning activities that matter most. This post is based on…

How to balance test prep and authentic learning

Binder Cover Red Star from No Monkey Business on TeachersNotebook.com -  (1 page)

Students use this Binder Cover sheet for their 3 ring binders. It slides nicely inside that plastic covering on the outside of a 3 ring notebook. Our students carry these back and forth to school daily for organization purposes. Available in 4 colors

Twisted Test Prep: Stinky Feet!  A simple test prep game kids will LOVE

Bright Ideas Hop: Twisted Test Prep

Teaching In The Fast Lane: Bright Ideas Hop: Twisted Test Prep - Easy and fun game to play to prepare for tests.

Awesome strategies for third, fourth, and fifth grade test prep the stress-free way! Don't let state tests take the fun (and joy) out of teaching and learning!

Stress Free Test Prep!

A collection of engaging test prep strategies that don't include ANY "drill and kill!

Get some advice from this teacher on how to turn around a bad day!

How This Teacher Dealt with a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Test Prep Tips Using Academic Olympics.It’s everyone’s favorite time of year again . . . state testing! Standardized testing is a reality in today’s teaching world, but it doesn’t have to be a dreaded annual event, nor does it mean you must “teach to the test.”  You have been teaching your heart out all year, and your kids are ready. Your “academic athletes” just need a little “coaching” to help ease their nerves, review concepts taught

Standardized testing is a reality in today’s teaching world, but it doesn’t have to be a dreaded annual event. Approach test prep with fun, engaging Academic Olympics, and watch students go for the.

What NOT to Do the First Day of School | Teach 4 the Heart

What NOT to Do the First Day of School

The bell rings and the students come pouring in to the first day of school. Excitement and a bit of chaos fill the air as well as some nervous anticipation – not just from the students but al…

My bulletin board during testing. Students LOVED popping their balloon after testing was complete!

My bulletin board during testing. Students LOVED popping their balloon after testing was complete! Put brain breaks inside!

Engagement Strategies reference page - perfect to have out during planning!  From Teacher Trap's "Lesson Plan Pack."

Lesson Plan Pack

EVERY teacher needs to watch this 3 minute video. YOU make a difference!  This is how every faculty meeting should start!!!!   Every teacher should listen to this!!!  : )

What Do You Make?

Taylor Mali - EVERY teacher needs to watch this 3 minute video. YOU make a difference! This is how every faculty meeting should start! Every teacher should listen to this! : ) This made me cry!

Ginger from Ginger Snaps shares these adorable Candy Motivational Testing Notes.  Attach to candy and leave on students' desks for a sweet treat!

Motivational Candy themed test taking notes! This would be great to do when my students are taking the state assessment tests!

SO powerful. A must read for any teacher. One of the best things I have ever read on Pinterest!

MUST READ----- Every Friday Chase’s teacher asks her students to write down the names of 4 children.

what a great idea for open house and/or the bulletin board (for pta and/or teachers!)

Make a QR code to post outside room for open house night. Parents can scan and get your teacher contact info! Melia Deegear - I already tried this and it was so easy! We could make them for Meet the Teacher Night and get some technology credit too ;

Motivational Ideas for Tests and Assessments...Are you looking for a way to motivate your students to succeed on an upcoming assessment? Do you want them to know you are cheering for them? This is the perfect go-to resource for motivational saying and ideas targeted at student success. There are 11 sayings written in three formats. Two formats are smaller and great for individual incentives. The other format is larger and is for group incentives. $

Testing Incentives and Motivational Ideas

Motivational Ideas for Tests and Assessments...Are you looking for a way to motivate your students to succeed on an upcoming assessment? Do you want them to know you are cheering for them? This is the perfect go-to resource for motivational saying and ideas targeted at student success. There are 11 sayings written in three formats. Two formats are smaller and great for individual incentives. The other format is larger and is for group incentives. $

Examples of accommodations that can be used in the classroom to help kids with ADHD www.understood.org/en

For Learning and Attention Issues

"Provide foot rests, seat cushions or resistance bands to satisfy the need for movement. - Use an assignment notebook. - Give the student a lesson outline.

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