If this doesn't wake you up to what's WRONG with our school SYSTEMS then I dont know what will.
This is without doubt the most fascinating video I've ever watched. If you are a parent then please please watch this video.
In the video Dr Peter Gray talks about another way of learning.
This video is so full of common sense I just dont know where to start.
He talks about a school where children are not DEVIDED by age, WOW!!! Just listen to the benefits and you'll very quickly realise why all other
schools DIVIDE them.
Once per year the children get to vote for the teachers they want to keep for another year.
The children make the rules.
Each child chooses what he wants to be doing at any given time.
Please just start watching, I know once you start watching you'll be glued to it.
I watched 22 minutes of that boring monologue, then hit the fast forward to each minute or two after that and he was still sitting there; still
talking in the same monologue all the way to the end! Okay, he was answering questions, boring ones. He is thoroughly boring. Case closed.
Says the baby avatar with the children's toy pirate boat.
I replied to let you know that THAT was the most boring video ever! I replied to let you know I did watch (waste 22 minutes) on that wretched thing.
I replied because ... you finish the sentence. Why do you keep replying? Move along, nothing to see here.
I used to run my own machine shop at one time, I hired a home schooled kid. His parents were super religious zealots. The kid was an idiot, couldn't
do math, couldn't do spelling, and damn sure couldn't do thinking. What an f,'ing joke, uneducated parents homeschooling their kids.
You don't see educated people homeschooling their kids, you see stay at home moms doing it. Seriously WTF?
edit on 5/30/2012 by BubbaJoe
because: (no reason given)
I was never compelled against my will to go to school. In fact, I loved school so much than when I ran away from home ... I forged my parent's
signature and enrolled myself in school!
School wasn't total control, home was.
School had open concept learning, LAPS system, and usually INTERESTING teachers. The few times I got a boring teacher who was too lazy to teach ...
or wouldn't teach enough ... I got up and taught the class myself and then got a different teacher afterwards. And yes, they let me and the class
applauded because they were EAGER to learn as well.
In the uk any child seen on the street during school hours will be picked up by the police, questioned, a statement taken, and then they will be
delivered to school.
And just because YOU liked the way it was does not mean everybody else likes it. maybe you should let others view the vid and ask them after what they
thought of it rather than simply saying "boring move along"
Just because you had #ty parents and a bad taste in education doesnt mean the rest of the world should suffer, do a little critical thinking and
observation after the fact and you might see that things have changed dramatically for the worse in all areas of education. " i like cheezy poofs so
everyboby should eat cheezy poofs"
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