The Importance of Showing Up

The Importance of Showing UpNot long ago, I proctored a high-stakes standardized test used in college admissions. At first, nothing was unusual. Students filed in, showed identification numerous times, left all belongings in the hallway besides soft lead number 2 pencils, testing tickets, and calculators, and shuffled to their seats. Tasked with the duty of checking every ticket against every ID as the students entered the room, I had my spiel about permitted items down pat. Then, I noticed something odd. Continue reading “The Importance of Showing Up”

The Importance of Showing Up