Everyone who’s taken a standardized test knows how nerve-wracking it can be. And in New Jersey, fifth graders are required to take a test called PARCC.
Teacher Chandni Langford knew the pressure her students were under, so she decided to give them some encouragement. She wrote each of her students a personal message on their desks with a whiteboard pen.
On student Kwydir’s desk, she wrote: “Knowledge is your super power! Remember, never stop trying, and never stop growing your brain! Love, your teachers.”
Chandni tailor her greetings to each student’s personality, with a focus on their strengths and challenges. She wrote a message to one student who had never taken this kind of test before that everything would go well and that the student shouldn’t worry too much.
Instead of signing the messages “Mrs. Langford,” Chandni wrote “your teachers.” It was a great way to show the kids that all of the school’s teachers are interested in their development and want to see them succeed.
Chandni also left a couple of pastries on every desk as an added encouragement.
The school administration was quick to pay tribute to Mrs. Langford’s innovative way of encouraging students. The school posted images of the desks, and tens of thousands of people showed their appreciation by pressing like on its Facebook page.
Chandni’s message sure made me happy, so it must be a fantastic feeling for both students and parents to know that they’re in such good hands!
Please share this teacher’s lovely way of helping her students handle their stress before their standardized test. Thank you for inspiring us, Chandni!
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