Are test scores important? You are more than your scores.
Chad McDermott / Shutterstock.com Standardized tests have become an essential part of the college application process, with most schools requiring scores from at least one test. Students who want a spot at the most competitive schools often take more than one test, even retaking tests multiple times throughout the year […]

Why Do Standardized Tests Matter?



The Importance of Failure
Leremy / Shutterstock.com Do you remember the first time you failed a test? Got a low grade on a paper? Struck out in tee ball? Let a goal sneak past you in soccer, hockey, or lacrosse? I don’t remember the specifics of all my failures (which is a huge blessing), […]

The Importance of Failure


My Classroom Story: Elizabeth Wallace
MicroOne / Shutterstock.com Q. What grades and subjects did you teach? I taught mostly high school, but have experience teaching from seventh grade through community college. I taught AP [Advanced Placement] German 1, AP and IB [International Baccalaureate] French, English grades 7–12, and business administration at the college level in […]

My Classroom Story: Elizabeth Wallace