Written by Kari Patterson of Sacred Mundane.
Sometimes it’s like I sabotage myself. Have you ever been there? It’s like,
“Oh let’s see: I’m super tired and grumpy today, we’ve had a full week and we’re all a bit on edge this morning. Why don’t we go ahead and set the day on fire by doing our state achievement practice tests today?!
Even though I’ve never given you a bubble test before, I think I’ll just throw it at you with zero preparation and expect you to do well, even though you have Asperger’s and are incredibly intolerant to change or surprises or new situations. Sure, great idea!”
What in the name of all that is good made me think this was a reasonable idea?
With unfounded optimism I glanced over the test and smiled — it was all stuff he knew, so I figured he was more than prepared.
What he wasn’t prepared for is test-taking. [Read more…]