We started class today by writing our first Synthesis timed essay, the school technology prompt that we looked at Wednesday. After this, students had a few minutes to review their homework about standardized testing and write some questions in preparation for a Socratic seminar on this topic. Homework: reflect on the Socratic seminar in 1–2 paragraphs.
- Those who make decisions about education rarely ask students like yourselves. What is your position on standardized testing? When is it necessary? How could it be improved?
- (Do more than just complain about having to take tests!)