A principal included this with standardized test results. WOW!

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  1. ecteach

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    I was actually crying when I read this! It seems like this should be common sense, but it isn't. (This is going around facebook, so my apologies if you have already seen it.)

    "We are concerned that these tests do not always assess all of what it is that make each of you special and unique. The people who create these tests and score them do not know each of you-- the way your teachers do, the way I hope to, and certainly not the way your families do. They do not know that many of you speak two languages. They do not know that you can play a musical instrument or that you can dance or paint a picture. They do not know that your friends count on you to be there for them or that your laughter can brighten the dreariest day. They do not know that you write poetry or songs, play or participate in sports, wonder about the future, or that sometimes you take care of your little brother or sister after school. They do not know that you have traveled to a really neat place or that you know how to tell a great story or that you really love spending time with special family members and friends. They do not know that you can be trustworthy, kind or thoughtful, and that you try, every day, to be your very best... the scores you get will tell you something, but they will not tell you everything. There are many ways of being smart."
     
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  3. JustMe

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    LOVE x 1,000.
     
  4. pwhatley

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    LOVE THIS!
     
  5. HorseLover

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    :love: this is awesome
     
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    WOW! Love this!!! Thanks for sharing! :)
     
  7. MrsC

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    That is so incredibly beautiful!
     
  8. readingrules12

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    Oh this is really good. I will make sure I share this with lots of other teachers.
     
  9. giraffe326

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    This should be sent home w/test scores.
     
  10. MsMar

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    Love it!
     
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    Awesome! :thumb:
     
  12. Missy

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    One admin who "gets" it!
     
  13. smalltowngal

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    Love it!
     
  14. catnfiddle

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    I forwarded this to my own principals so they could get that glowy feeling I have. So many feels!
     
  15. teacherguy111

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    Awesome!
     
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    I cried!
     
  17. webmistress

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    I probably would have stayed in the field if more admins got it like this one does. GREAT letter!
     
  18. Bored of Ed

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    Thank you for sharing. I would like to share this with the folks at my school. Where did it come from?
     

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