Use Your Context Clues

I was never a teacher who covered up the classroom when we had a test. I wanted students to get used to analyzing the context of the classroom. I wanted to provide materials in the classroom that would be constant reference sources, so if a student found an answer to the test from the classroom, I applauded them for using their contexts.

This wasn’t just a way to undermine the traditional belief that testing taking should be quiet and should be completely from students’ minds or my laziness, but rather a philosophical decision that students when they entered the real world would be rewarded with job offers or promotions when they were able to assess the context and use the context to find a solution.

Teachers and affiliates could both benefit and expand their effectiveness if they opened their eyes and began to read the contexts that surround them.