What Should I Sacrifice, Learning or Rating?

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In this time of change, teachers are feeling forced to choose between what they believe is in their students best interest and what is expected of them from their district. Teaching to the test can leave educators feeling disenfranchised so it’s imperative we understand how to survive in a system that values outcomes over processes.


  1. Appreciate the value of data 'informed' as opposed to data 'driven' schools
  2. Discover strategies to best support both student and school
  3. Understand the thoughts and feelings that influence a focus on either learning or rating

About the Author

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Jared Scherz, Ph.D., M.Ed., ACS

Dr. Scherz is a clinical psychologist, author, and educational consultant, working with educators for over twenty years. He earned his Master's in Education from Penn State University and went on to be an elementary school guidance counselor before earning his Ph.D.

As educators are more likely to invest their personal time, money, and energy into their work, support both inside the classroom is required.

My vision for TeacherCoach is to support the most important professionals on the planet in both your personal and professional lives. With healthy educators and a healthy school organization, students will thrive.

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