This week, I was able to reflect on and discuss high-stakes testing with classmates. Most of us were able to agree that testing has taken a lot of the fun out of teaching and learning. One comment was that we need to keep up our enthusiasm to keep our students engaged and excited about learning. Some teach in private schools and those seem to be more relaxed than public schools in the area of testing. Most teachers who have been teaching for over 10 years have seen this change take place first hand. It is difficult for many of us but we just have to make the best of it.