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43: Keep Calm and Test On

The testing craze is overwhelming for students and teachers. Snag 10 strategies to make the testing season effective and enjoyable for all. (See Episode 12 “More than a Test Score” for more insights.)

Breathe Test Taking Strategy Acronym Poster– created by Always A Lesson on Teachers Pay Teachers


  • Skills are what make people successful, not tests
  • It’s what you do with your knowledge and talent that matters
  • You can be encouraging, goofy and still be an effective teacher


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I am an educator, passionate about cultivating talent in aspiring and new teachers through practical tips and strategies. My blog, book, and podcast are geared towards empowering teachers to enter the profession and stay there due to the advice and encouragement I provide. We have a real need in our nation for strong leaders in classrooms, and I believe its my calling and duty to coach teachers to achieve and maintain best teaching practices in order to drive the growth and success of our students in and outside the classroom.