Originally posted by tlunn+Feb 26 2005, 10:10 PM--><!--QuoteBegin-SylphidesMom@Feb 26 2005, 09:16 PM
Well Said, Brit's Mom! Elegant, I must agree with Brit. In my educated opinion there is something terribly wrong about the systematization of children in our schools. We expect mindless conformity, impose inflexible rules, and teach using ineffective, time-wasting pedagogies and curriculum that in no way prepares students for the real world, real thinking, or higher education. A good teacher would turn a dracula drawing or any other sign of creative thinking and student interest into the perfect opportunity for a "teaching moment". A mediocre teacher penalizes and punishes, often due to the fact that s/he doesn't know how to teach outside the book.
Trying to find a "tactful" way to reply
Maybe I should just stay out of this thread..
i think that goes for me too... as well as probably Elegant..