reply to post by skalla
Star for you for provoking some thought from me...
Some kids need a little more than mental manipulation. And I don't mean that they should all be beat down or other nonsense. There are some that are
just inclined to violence, or physical contact, but it doesn't make them bad either. Which is why it's good for schools to have wrestling and boxing
programs so they can get that out of their system and learn some discipline.
There are many sides to the coin, you can have a large student who has matured physically beyond his age, picking on a teacher. And you can have the
same vice versa.
If people want to be physical, they should be in a ring, a cage, a mat... Where it actually brings something positive to their lives. A young fellow I
know got in all sorts of trouble before he took up contact sports, and after communicated better with most people, because he got the physical urge to
hit someone out of his system. Also learned about things like patience, etc.
The bottom line is everyone is different. And there is no cookie cutter means to teach every child the same where it will work equally for each
Imagine a caste system for the schools where they identify which students are which and put them into appropiate programs. Not very politically
correct but who knows what it would result in.
Kids strong/interested in:
...athletics are focused into athletic programs.
... math into primary math oriented programs
....computers, into a technology based program.
....Reading, an English based program.
I doubt that may ever happen (Besides the useless visit to the school councillor to choose courses- USELESS)
But it might make for a good novel...
edit on 13-9-2012 by boncho because: (no reason given)