When I think about the teachers that have made an impact on my life, I remember the ones who would sit with me one-on-one outside of the classroom, helping me to understand the material. Unfortunately, I could not appreciate their patience in those moment because when I was sitting with one of my teachers, it was generally in preparation for a major test or exam. President Barack Obama announced in a Facebook video message on Oct. 24 that he has heard the complaints from students, parents and educators regarding over-testing and plans on changing our classroom environments. I hope that the Obama administration’s efforts to bring about change will be successful because as a student, I continue to see the classroom environment become less about learning for the sake of learning, and more of an unhealthy cycle of material being taught in preparation for a test.

Read full article on The Fairfield Mirror


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s