If you enjoy administering or reviewing for standardized tests, please digitally raise your hand.
I didn’t think so.
No one likes to review for standardized tests, including students. Since we cannot provide our students with a traditional study guide for their standardized tests, we simply say that the entire course has been their study guide.
This might be slightly overwhelming for our students, and just might add just a bit of stress for them.
Just maybe. 🙂
My classroom was no different today than many classrooms around the state, and country for that matter. It’s testing season!
My students have been completing EOC practice tests, refreshing skills with a variety of activities, playing review games, re-watching instructional videos, discussing landmark cases, and the list goes on and on.
I’m afraid of two different responses:
1. That students are becoming extremely stressed and beginning to question their content knowledge
2. Students are beginning to feel overwhelmed and are approaching “system shut-down” mode.
In an attempt to alleviate some of that stress and increase student engagement in our review activities, I’ve decided to combine technology with my strange sense of humor, along with the fact that I’m not (typically) easily embarrassed, to create funny, yet informational, videos.
There are a few key concepts and facts that my students are having difficulty remembering, which prompted me to create some crazy, slightly insane rhymes/songs that I hope with help!
If you need a good laugh, then definitely watch these videos.
If you would like to share these “catchy jams” with your students, please feel free!
Whatever helps them remember concepts, right?
Happy May Day!
Thanks for reading 🙂