Social media has been bombarded by testing nonsense. I personally think the wrong people are making important decisions and changes to the public education system. I do what I can, opt out if necessary, but I find myself angry and feeling very futile.
So today I would like to focus on the positive and draw attention to just one of the many good things that happened at my daughters school yesterday. It is quite simple, but The Associate thrives on positive reinforcement and I am not very good at giving it. I usually obsessively recycle everything that comes in her folder. I glance, I recycle. The other day she asked me if I saved her timed tests, I said no, but promised to keep them in the future. After thoroughly ignoring this cue she sent directly to me, a reminder followed her home in her folder.
Hey, your kid did well!!!! I just wanted to make sure that you saw how great your child is doing so please sign and return. Thanks for reminding me. Teachers are awesome.