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Visualizing Students as a Jar of Potential

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There is no question that testing has made us more intentional in what we do. Curriculum mapping, developing outcomes, etc., have sharpened the focus of all educators. But at what cost? 

Todd Whitaker writes: "If we visualize each student as a jar of potential, our responsibility is to take the lid off and point the jar in the right direction, not tighten the top so the highest level of creativity never gets out."

I always tell my children that a follower is never going to cure cancer. And, personally, I would like someone to come up with that solution as soon as possible. However, if it is not on the test, can we ever get there? 

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