Yesterday , I took my midterm exam at the college. Initially I was in total panic mode because the amount of information and types of questions that could be on the exam seemed infinite. Studying for it even increased my anxiety level for some reason!
The very first essay question threw me! I was staring at the screen in a paralyzed state thinking, “Huh?! I didn’t see that in the study guide…!”
Then, I thought about my students taking their AZ Merit and Galileo (State Standardized tests); and how tough it must be for them. In my empathetic mood, I took a deep breath, smiled, and resumed testing – because in that moment, I remembered why I was there – for them.
After a few more questions, I went back and answered the first one that stumped me.
Decluttering my head: Letter H