Teachers share thoughts on influencing student achievement

12/7/2011 | KQED.org

Educators offer their observations in this article on how achievement is being defined in the classroom, and how these definitions are affecting students. Virginia elementary-school teacher Patti Grayson suggests that teachers' comments can influence a student's perception of their own abilities, while Pennsylvania intermediate-grade teacher Becky Bair offers examples of how testing and other tools to measure knowledge also are sending unwanted messages.

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