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4/10/13

What Can We Do When We Finish The Test?


At the end of the day, I reminded my students that the state testing starts next week.

"Can we read a book when we're done with the AIMS?"

"Sorry, but they won't let you do that."

"Can we talk quietly?"

"Sorry, but they won't let you do that."

"Can we draw?"

"Sorry, but they won't let you do that."

"Can we blog?"

"Sorry, but they won't let you do that."

"Can we think?"

"Sorry, but they won't let you do that."

I didn't mean to say it. It just sort-of slipped out. But looking back on it, I think I was telling the truth.
JOHN SPENCER
Professor. Author. Speaker. Maker.
I want to see kids embrace creativity. As a teacher, this meant murals, documentaries, STEM camps, and coding projects. As a dad, this has meant elaborate pillow forts and home-made pinball machines. This is why I co-wrote Wendell the World's Worst Wizard and co-founded Write About. I am convinced that design thinking can thrive in every content area, which is why I am launching the free design thinking course this summer.

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