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'You got this!' New Jersey Teacher Surprises Class Before PARCC Test

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    'You got this!' New Jersey Teacher Surprises Class Before PARCC Test
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    To motivate her 5th grade students, Mrs. Langford at Evergreen Avenue prepared inspirational, growth-mindset messages for every one of her students.

    When Chandni Langford's 5th grade students walked into class at Evergreen Avenue in Woodbury, New Jersey the morning of the PARRC tests, they were surprised to see some motivation in a surprising place, right on the tops of their desk.

    Langford told NBC10 she knows testing can be stressful and when she felt like her class was growing more anxious of the PARCC tests, she wanted to help remind them to do their best.

    "Students feared they couldn't go to the 6th grade if the didnt pass the tests," explained Langford.

    It was then she decided to remind her class of the Growth Mindset sayings that she posts on the board every morning as part of the Evergreen Pride Program. 

    The class was pleasantly surprised to see sayings like "Remember, there is no elevator to success, you must take the stairs! You got this!" to help calm their nerves and do their best.

    Langford had no idea the impact it would leave on not only her students, but on those who viewed the Woodbury City Public Schools' Facebook page. Did not know the photos were posted until people started sharing them.

    With nearly 10 thousand shares, Landford is setting an example of what it means to be a great role model.