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1/23/11 11:45 A

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that's pretty cool--i'm gonna have to read up on that some.

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1/17/11 5:56 P

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I will say that before a standardized test I give the kids a piece of chocolate. I read a study in grad school that said they score 15% (or something like that) better if they have chocolate before a test. This year it was Kisses and I had 9 Exceeds, 5 Meets and 4 Does Not Meets (60, 66, 68, and 68). So I guess it might work?

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1/17/11 5:31 P

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I just read a report on some research (Yale?) that suggested that if students write down their negative thoughts just before a major test, they dispel their test anxiety and perform better on the test. I was skeptical but the data were pretty clear. The group that did this short (5-10 minute) journaling immediately before a test had significantly higher results (on average). It's like setting aside a "worry" time.

Worth a try.

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We're on 4x4 block so it's end term and not mid-term here. (Which I am so grateful for right now!) So we're busy closing out the first half of the school year! I don't think that I have any rituals, other than handing out candy canes! Our last day is Tuesday and then we have almost 3 weeks off!

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Hey howdy!

I was just curious if there's anything special you guys do for your students when its the week before midterms or on the day of, or things you let your students do those days.

I'm thinking of my weird college rituals (done by me myself and I) for taking exams and such lately and was curious what you let students do or what you'd do for them for midterms. Just curious.

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