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ERIC Number: EJ898750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Start the School Year with Community Building and Testing-Prep
Anderson, Mike
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n1 p45-48 Sep 2010
Testing throws off classroom schedules any time of year. It can be especially disruptive during the first weeks of school, when teachers are establishing ordinary classroom procedures and building a sense of classroom community. The relaxed, safe atmosphere that teachers seek to establish at the beginning of the year can be threatened by the anxiety that often dominates during test times. Luckily, teachers don't have to give up on establishing routines or building community to prepare students for test-taking success. A teacher can achieve both goals by incorporating testing-prep into his/her beginning-of-the-year efforts to build a strong foundation for the year to come. This article offers some strategies for teachers in building a strong class foundation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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