Assessment Life: Assessment People are People Too

Assessment is not just for “numbers” people; it’s for you. I’m not a numbers person, but I am an assessment person. And so are you. Here are a few other images from an assessment person’s (i.e., me, in this case) life.Found on phone

I saw this on my commute to work. It infuriated me. Right, because the message here is: asking for help is stupid?? Arg!IMAG0442

Minneapolis’ famed Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden (my favorite site in my home city!) featured this relevant quote in one of its pieces Selections from the Living Series by Jenny Holzer:IMAG0461

(In case you can’t read it: “Affluent college-bound students face the real prospect of downward mobility. Feelings of entitlement clash with the awareness of imminent scarcity. There is resentment at growing up at the end of an era of plenty coupled with reassessment of conventional measures of success.“)

See you Monday!

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Assessment + Humor

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TGIF assessment friends! I have so much More Than Usual FUN planned for this weekend: going to a Twins game, seeing Avengers, razzing Mark about his (bad) joke campaign (brace yourself, Twitter!), brunch galore, and so much more! But to kick it off, here are two things that made me smile this week:

What I think my students think: 

eye-contactI’m a persistent ‘hello-er’ – if we’ve spoke before (if even only once) then I will say hi to you when we pass on the sidewalk, whether you like it or not. I’m from Iowa, and IOWANS SAY HI! 

 What makes you laugh when you love assessment AND the Olympics:

kaylaI looooooove the Olympics and to this day love the ‘McKayla does not approve’ memes. Have I also mention that I love stuff that is outdated (like this meme)??

 Have a great weekend! See you Monday!

Giggle or Think?

2015-03-14_OhNoLogo22-mark3Friday’s here, which means MORE THAN USUAL FUN!

If you’re looking to giggle, check out this video:

Want to think? Here’s an interesting article:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150415-the-buttons-that-do-nothing

So, if fake buttons can make people more satisfied crossing the street. Maybe we need a “click here to make assessment more fun” button…