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Old 05-20-2006, 09:58 PM   #11
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A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong
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The educational system is creating a whole generation of people who have no clue into reality.

It would be a really good idea if before these kids tell their mom and dad how they are going to "save the rain forests" that they would first delouse their own closets. Kids have no clue what their parents go through to give them a good life, they think their parents are boring but the woman across the street is so kewl. If they only knew their parents got boring, paying the kid's bills, doing his/her laundry, etc, etc, etc
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My question would be why?

Lyn, from what I can remember you are a teacher - why do you think that there appears to be a concerted effort to have the next generation of children know a whole lot less about the world than the one before?

I would be genuinely interested in the opinion of someone who is in the teaching trade.

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My question would be why?

Lyn, from what I can remember you are a teacher - why do you think that there appears to be a concerted effort to have the next generation of children know a whole lot less about the world than the one before?

I would be genuinely interested in the opinion of someone who is in the teaching trade.

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Lyn, from what I can remember you are a teacher

NOT a teacher. I WAS a teacher, when discipline was taken out of the schools and the PCness came in, I left>

why do you think that there appears to be a concerted effort to have the next generation of children know a whole lot less about the world than the one before?

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To not be able to grasp the simple concept of what change to give back on a 3.58 bill when I give you 4.08 is beyond me. But you can't blame it solely on the teachers, society as a whole has its claim to fame written all over it. The ever changing world from do it yourself to relying on computers has us headed down a de-evolving path of getting nowhere.
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I do have to admit that as a member of the "spell checker generation". (first generation to make the switch over to computer from typewriters in school) I became a poor speller.

I rely on the spell checker way too often.

That being said, if I have the spell checker available....does it really matter if I am a poor speller? Talk amongst yourselves...
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I do have to admit that as a member of the "spell checker generation". (first generation to make the switch over to computer from typewriters in school) I became a poor speller.

I rely on the spell checker way too often.

That being said, if I have the spell checker available....does it really matter if I am a poor speller? Talk amongst yourselves...
These tools are all very handy - the calculator, the spell checker etc etc and they work well in the short term.

The problem is if you become too reliant upon tools and programs to do your work for you then your brain doesn't get the work out it should do.

The brain is a muscle like any other in your body - if you dont use it - it wastes away.

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These tools are all very handy - the calculator, the spell checker etc etc and they work well in the short term.

The problem is if you become too reliant upon tools and programs to do your work for you then your brain doesn't get the work out it should do.

The brain is a muscle like any other in your body - if you dont use it - it wastes away.

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Absolutely...Take cell phones for instance. Since I have all of my numbers on speed dial in my cell phone, I don't even know my parent's phone number. And, it took me forever to learn my wifes numeber.

But, I do like to think that I put my brain power to use in other ways. An interesting dilemma that technology provides.
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This reminds me of this, http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/1895exam.html

Can you honestly say you know all of these answers, so yes we are getting dumber!!
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Good Idea: Tying teachers wages to the success of those they teach.

Guess who hates the idea?

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/05/21/Ta...values_u.shtml
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Good Idea: Tying teachers wages to the success of those they teach.

Guess who hates the idea?

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/05/21/Ta...values_u.shtml

Well...uh, Teachers! Because no one wants to be accountable for their own actions.

The next time a teacher bitches about wages and wants to go out on strike, tell them that if they want to work less then 3/4 of the year then you get the equivalent 3/4 of a yearly salary.
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