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5 Ways to Quit Taking it Personally

Jill Hare | Teaching

The Performance of Others is Not
a Mirror of Your Effort

The system by which teachers are measured is far from perfect. Its imperfections are finally getting noticed by the Secretary of Education, but that doesn’t mean the system is fixed yet- or even close to it.

The problem: You have a class of students with widely diverse abilities. You work your hardest to help them achieve and improve, but they don’t score as well on tests- especially standardizes tests- as you’d hope.

The solution: While standardized tests are important to some, teachers know they can’t control the exact outcome. Try your best to help students improve, but in the end, you can’t take full responsibility for their scores -even the good ones. Be satisfied in knowing you tried hard to help students take steps toward improvement.

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