On 4/02/2014 2:55 PM, Russell Coker wrote:
On Sun, 2 Feb 2014 08:07:47 Andrew McGlashan wrote:
Don't disregard that in a group of people
(kids in this case), each has
there own set of skills that are complimentary to others in the group.
When one or more of the group is down on a subject, then there are one
or more in the group whom could work with them and bring them up to the
standard (without any direct teacher involvement). And given that the
skills vary per topic, if the group is large enough, then the reciprocal
can work for those helpers to become the helpees.
If that worked well then they could just sack all the teachers and have
the kids just hang out and teach each other.
No, if it means less teachers, then that government sponsored business
might need to embrace other options. Seriously, I know schools need
funding. Absolutely it would allow for better utilization of teachers,
perhaps those that are left [due to a reduction, not complete removal],
will possibly have the benefit of better pay and there would be more
incentive for better teachers to want to be there instead of elsewhere
which might be more lucrative to them.
Students will also greatly benefit from peer learning, it develops the
both the helper and the helpee and it can significantly reduce teacher
workloads without a need for a significant reduction in class sizes.
You've blogged, so that's all the answer there is?
The TV Show Kid Nation is on The Pirate Bay if anyone
Why Pirate bay? Would that be illegal content in this case?
Perhaps this is a better option:
No more of an obsession than any of the other ways
that I've observed
that society is badly broken and needs to be fixed.
Become a politician if you think YOU have all the answers.... I won't
vote for you, but good luck.
If it's a matter of them just needing to be a year
older then spending a
year working would be much better than repeating a year.
Perhaps, perhaps not. There is a complete disconnect when you leave
school and for many there is no going back.
problem with today's schools is that they they pass every
student almost every year, when some students need to be held back at
least once to help them get up to speed and not to be forever behind
That's a bad idea. It's an extra year to the prison sentence.
It's not a prison sentence, gee, you really highlight how you hate
school so much more than many kids today that WANT an eduction. You
really do seem very scarred from *your* self-diagnosed psychopath
teachers, both of them -- are you a mental health expert too, also an
expert at everything else as well .. ;-) ???
There are other opinions.