IncompetentTeaching to the Test

 This was the first handout for my PLC this morning:

Professional Learning Community. How to teach to the test.  Literally.  

I envision PLCs making me a better teacher.  

This doesn't make me a better teacher. This makes students better at taking tests.  This is not what education is about.  This is, sadly, what schools are about.  

I almost went home this morning. Today it got real.  Today, it slapped me in the face.  What are we doing in schools?  We aren't educating.  We are giving "tricks" to be successful on a test. 


How do I overcome this in my classroom? Tonight I brainstorm!  Wanna help?  Leave comments.

(For background, I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade AVID.)