In the silence, a shuffle is a landslide. Clicks and ticks shake the air. Furrowed brows rattle individual hairs.
Teaching is a human invention, the same is true for our Assessments. learning has been around for longer than you or I. (And you don't need a test to show you know that.)
We are a culture of inventions, addicted to "data-adds-value." We forget that we all used to learn at one time. We used to know more about the world, but then, schools started.
In the silence, our history slips away.
I think I'm channeling my inner Doyle. We are all complicit. We are all responsible. I feel that responsibility weighing down on me more every year.