‪I’m not a fan of standardized testing.

I relied on it to get where I am today, yes.

But in truth, I always struggled with it.

My son prepares for the ultimate high school standardized test

Here’s why.

Out of box thinkers have a hard time picking just ONE right answer.

They exercise flexible thinking, which means they can talk more than one answer into fitting.

That doesn’t mean they don’t know. It just means that they have a harder time with the concept of finality.

I’m also convinced that because of this “limitation”, out of box thinkers succeed in the communication realm. Simply put, that flexible mindset allows us to remain empathetic to more than one side; and at the end of the day, is that really a bad thing?

Flexible Mindset, a graphic I pieced together..

So where it comes to standardized thinking, even though we make it work, should we really force ourselves to think linearly and deprive the world of all that we’re capable of?

I’d love to hear what you think.

Standardized Testing does Not Encourage Out of Box Thinking

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