originally posted by: JAGStorm
If this pandemic has taught us anything it is that we have let our society go too far astray.
#1 we must bring back home Ec and shop class to all schools starting in middle school.
I am appalled at the number of adults that can’t sew a basic square for a mask, or a single button.
The bulk of our food must be grown and processed here. Sending chicken to China for processing is nuts and dangerous.
I think some people had a rude awakening when they realized how little they cook at home. I hope cooking skills are reinvigorated. This will help with
health in our society too.
Child rearing & discipline. Looks like it wasn’t the teachers fault you have a brat! I wonder if this quarantine has opened peoples eyes that it is
so beneficial to have a parent at home.
The number one thing I hope this has changed in people is their personal finance. I learned that hard lesson in 08. Did anyone see the story about NBA
stars living paycheck to paycheck?
As with everything, nothing is all bad. This pandemic will shine a light on hard truths we have been lying to ourselves about.
My wife may disagree, but her ability to manage our young daughter's time has been indispensable. She's tearing her hair out, but I often remind her
when we hitched up aeons ago, our unwritten agreement was that eventually, I'd procure the bread, she would feed it to the kidos. I think mainly it's
the isolation and inability to socially interact with friends that has her frustrated.
I'd like to add that it's been eye opening to me that our daughter's teachers are paradoxically both uber skilled at managing the behavioral outbursts
of a room full of 10 year olds, yet seem not very adept at setting a curriculum in math that is "by the book" and easy to follow along with. Perhaps
due to this common core revolution in educational format?
In my day, for writin' and 'rithmatic, we had this amazing invention called a 'text book'. The instructors would choose some selection of chapters
from the 'text book', figure out an order in which they'd proceed in negotiating its chapters, review the content in the text book with the children,
assign homework from the chapter appendices, and eventually test the children on absorption of material in 'text book'.
I'm stunned to find that for my elementary (about to head to middle school) aged daughter, they have no text books. For fractional arithmetic, and
simple algebraic equations, and other mysteries of the maths, the teacher basically writes down some example problems on a white board, talks through
the problems, and then hands the children sheets of paper with problems to solve.
There is no text book or example problem base to point the children to for narrative description on how to solve the problem.
There is no encouragement to take notes to DYI an example base as mentioned above to solve the problems (I need to fix this situation myself I
My impression is that the teachers just write some examples in front of the class, present them and talk them over, and then give them homework.
Now, with remote learning piled on top of this situation, the kids seem even more 'on their own' then before? IDK maybe I'm missing something. This
manner of teaching and learning doesn't remind me of my school days.