Once again, Ask Sarah, made the leap to Facebook Live and once again, you showed up with your questions, your comments, your conversation. Here’s the snack-size version of the broadcast, so you can find or watch just the portions you want to. You can also catch the show in it’s entirety, along with all of the discussion, on the Teacher2Teacher Facebook page.

My mother’s wisdom of doing your best when it comes to taking tests.

Let’s begin with two questions that are curious about what happens before the test.


Dear Sarah,

How do I best prepare my students for tests without overwhelming them?


Prepare without Anxiety


Dear Sarah,

How do I not kill the love of reading and writing through test prep?


Preserve Love of Language

From the broadcast…one of your questions: How do you teach empathy?

And a question that focuses on what to do during an exam.

Dear Sarah,

How do I focus on students’ social-emotional needs and confidence while still taking the rigorous tests?


Staying Calm

Another one of your questions: How can teachers know if they’re still growing?

And what to do after the test…with all that data.

Dear Sarah,

How do I effectively use standardized assessment data to make teaching decisions? And how can teachers still feel valuable when their students don’t score well?


Now What

Teach openly,

Together with Teacher2Teacher



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