What testing has taken out of teaching for this veteran teacher

  • The great feeling a teacher experiences when a student’s light goes on when they acquire a skill they struggled with.
  • The pleasure of sitting down on the rug and reading to or having a discussion with the class.
  • The time to review a skill until everyone in the class has mastered it.
  • The opportunity to sit and play a learning game with the children.
  • Teachable moments.
  • Sponge activities.
  • The teacher being revered as the ultimate authority on anything.
  • Listening to music while the students do their classwork.
  • Creating independence in the students as they work at their own pace and go from one activity to another.
  • Hours out of every school week that could be used to enrich and challenge the students.
  • Fun.
  • Creativity.

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