Any teacher that is a true educator has been preparing their students, since the first day of school, to be a life learner and not just someone that knows how to pass a standardized test. But,TODAY, just 4 weeks before the test is to be taken, we are given data from last spring, this fall, and this winter to analyze and dissect with the direction of coming up with strategies, plans, etc. which "ideally should be in place by Friday". Again, true teachers have had strategies and plans since the first month of school.
But the thought that one could accomplish in 15 school days what was not accomplished in the first 20 weeks of school is naive to say the least, unless of course, as we were told today...
we are hoping for a miracle!
Maybe if we allowed prayer in school, there would be a better chance of getting that miracle!