New Jersey teacher turns students' desks into letters of inspiration before Common Core tests

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Friday, May 6, 2016
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WOODBURY, New Jersey -- For a classroom of New Jersey elementary school students looking for inspiration before a big test this week, the writing wasn't on the wall. It was on their desks.

A Woodbury teacher wrote inspirational messages directly on her students' desks Monday before they started four days of high-pressure, high-stakes Common Core-aligned tests.

Chandni Langford's fifth-graders walked into class Monday to find messages from her. She wrote to one student: "Learning is your superpower!" She told another: "There is no elevator to success, you must take the stairs!"

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Photos of the desks on the district's Facebook page have been shared more than 10,000 times and have been met with comments celebrating the teacher's attempts to encourage her students.