I miss DUST 514 sometimes...
focus on skills as opposed to raw knowledge
No, Ms Lowe was one of your trained Marxist black women.Making things more relaxed and greater emphasis on critical thinking are contradictory, as critical thinking invariably leads to conflict.
I also can't shake that this experiment has been run and leads to this:
And a pony.Force elementary and middle and high school students into mandatory Geography, for one.
Any student that fails simple multiplication, division, algebra, Pythagoras' Theorem should drop out
And more emphasis on languages. And additional tutoring.
>Hans....(reminds me of Kasper Hauser)What of clever Hans
My junior high reading class would read various novels from various periods of US history which in itself wasn't a bad thing. The issue I had was that our teacher would ask the most obscure and pointless questions on our weekly tests - questions such as, "Why did (character) wear a green dress in this chapter?" At that age, the first thought is, "Who the ---- cares?" especially in a book where said character isn't even the main protagonist and has secondary at best importance towards the plot. That sort of micromanaging of what details were most important removed any enjoyment I got out of reading the books. As an adult, it feels good to read a book on the rare occasion when time permits and enjoy reading it however I please and not have to worry about details that may or may not be relevant in the overall tale.hardly read books afterwards or wanted to really learn anything for myself. I feel I’ve gained some of that back over time thankfully but it is so micro-managing and compulsory the way it invades every aspect of your life and lives inside your mind rent free even when you are not in school.
We do need some sort of minimum level of education, agreed. The problem comes with those students who perform well above or below average in one or more subjects. The former gets bored easily and there a may be few resources available to keep them engaged at their higher level which means they get dumbed down by class material that appeals to those performing at or near grade level. The latter group will struggle no matter what and will fall farther and farther behind without proper intervention. I'm not sure how to implement it effectively, but there almost needs to be some sort of period early on in a class to determine a student's performance. Those above average might benefit from learning advanced material that adequately challenges them. Those below average would receive instruction that broke down the important aspects in a way that made it easier for them to grasp. Like anything else, however, politics and pressures to succeed/pass dictate classroom policy instead at the expense of student performance.The reason I claim this is complex though on a broader scale is that if we did away with state mandated education society would collapse and the wealthy would have an unequal advantage over everyone else in terms of quality education and right now they already do but this would be even more so.
From my experiences in Finland, this seems spot on. When it's time to work, that is done with the appropriate level of seriousness. When the work or school day is over, it's time to enjoy one's free time. As a result, people seem more laid back when they know how to better separate their work life from their personal/leisurely life.This makes it so that a child can enjoy their free time like adults are permitted to do so when they are done work and fulfill their own interests and pursuits.
This may fall back on the lack of both financial and home economics education in the STEM era. People see how convenient it is to order meal kits without realizing that: (1) They cost more than what it would cost to buy the ingredients at the grocery store, and (2) If they can follow the recipe that comes with the kit, they can just as easily do so with store-bought ingredients. In this time of instant pleasure and gratification, however, nobody wants to do anything if it takes "too much time" even if it means doing so for less expense.The other examples I’d take from are Switzerland and Japan. I saw in Japan children from a very young age are taught how to make healthy communal meals together.