Is it just us, or does it feel like this year has been especially frenetic? There’s so much going on in education and assessment—and so much going on in the world.
For those of you who are educators, the challenges keep coming. Every day you make decisions and engage in interactions that directly affect students’ lives. And you’re a filter through which your students make sense of the world. We read articles about strategies educators use in their classrooms and schools to handle the challenges beyond their lesson plans—politics, world news, natural disasters, and tragic events. Perhaps, though, we don’t stop often enough to think about the weight of that responsibility.
So for this moment we’re stopping. And thinking. And thanking.
To all of you who care for our children in so many ways, thank you. We hope you have time to pause, reflect, and refresh your spirits during this joyous and significant season.