The blog is by Morgan Bayda, a teacher in Canada. Dan Brown is who you will find in the video and they both agree that education is going downhill. Dan Brown mentions in the video that he dropped out of school because it was interfering with his learning. He was fed up with big classes. long lectures. high tuition and books. never opening some books, boring classes, and memorizing facts and spitting them back on a test. Basically he believes you are just learning facts. "Society don't care how many facts you know." I can agree on many levels with them both because I to pay high tuition and buy books that are never used and I often walk out of a class not knowing what I just heard or didn't hear. some times I feel like I am teaching myself so why pay the tuition. Some classes are so bad you could just stay home and study and learn more so why pay a teacher to read to us. I will say this about Dr. strange, his class is very demanding and he set's deadlines and you best make them to pass. But in the end we will leave EDM 310 knowing what we learned and using it in our classroom one day to make it different than what these educators above are talking about.
Don't Let Them Take Pencils Home
This post was somewhat ridiculous to me.Seems like instead of finding ways to encourage learning teachers are more interested in doing studies on pencils and testing scores. Wow! That has got to be the craziest thing I have ever heard. How is a pencil going to make a difference on a test store.The point about the low income families was just really inconsiderate. Some principals and teachers need to wake up and realize that test scores can be helped by adding technology and imagination in our classrooms. We as a generation need to broaden our imagination and focus more on what we are teaching and not what we have at home. We need things at home to help parents teach with us at home.