It’s a fact: tests raise stress levels. As a result, the most stressful time of year for many high school students revolves around midterm and final exams. A few years ago (Ahem, it’s not polite to ask how many!), I wanted a fun way to alleviate some of my students’ stress…

When I first started teaching, my vision of being a teacher involved me being the center of the classroom. The children would look to me to provide them with the lessons they needed to succeed and move forward to the next grade. There was always time to get to know the students but what was more important then, was that they make friends; I had curriculum to teach…