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Originally posted by BioStatistic
What about social development and making friends? There are more dimensions to school and just books.
And what about teachers teaching topics they love to people who love the same thing? It would work like a matching system.
I have a close friend who was terrible in high school, but graduated...barely...and went on to a professional culinary program and was top of his class. He owns his own business and is doing very well.
I'm not saying you're wrong, just offering a perspective.
Originally posted by Marulo
reply to post by EvolEric
If you have not noticed technology has become extremely interactive in the last few years.
My old highschool has touch sensitive LED chalk boards in every classroom capable of displaying anything from photos to the internet. It is an incredible tool for teaching math.
Originally posted by EvolEric
What about children/people with learning disabilities?
Who need guidance and instruction on a level that requires, extra care/instruction?
I'm pretty smart, but you can show me a 1000 books, a 1000 videos on math, and I still wont get it...
In High School, I had a very kind teacher who sat down with me, guided me in a nice way, like I was a 5 year old and showed me how to do math problems... something that I would never been able to do on my own
Originally posted by intrepid
Sorry, I have to disagree. To start with the premise is flawed. Children are inherently lazy. They will not learn what they need without structure. Trust me. My kids are 21-15 and none have their HS diploma yet. That doesn't even take into account what an excellent teacher can do for a student. Reach them in ways that make them want to learn and achieve. For me that was Don Cowan in grade 6. I tracked him down a few years ago(yes I used the internet) and thanked him for the interest he took in me. Almost 40 years later he remembered me. You can't get that from a computer.