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11. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

cupcake,

Are you an addict to fwds? Some of your posts are quite scripted.. Where do you get this stuff? Your email inbox must be on the verge of exploding.?

12. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I average over 100 a day, so really,I am only sharing a very small percentage, but every now and again one is so damn funny...I feel the need to share (just in case someone needs a little pick me up;))

13. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting MattXIII

Well i plan on being an environmenal educator and the way i see you should go about it is to use their own minds to teach them.
The kids aren't interested in sitting in a classroom reading from a book, they need excitment and imagination, get those bloody minds fired up! BUT in a way that's making them teach themselves.

Ok so you want to teach them about say....Rainforest destruction, what ya gonna do sit there and make them take notes?! Hell no! Create an activity that makes them use their imagination and form their opwn opinions on the subject.

Can any of you actually say that you learnt alot at school through the teaching methods?

(Wocca, i've said it once i'll say it again - you are the topic master)

The value of probing questions has long been recognized by educators (e.g., as the key element of a Socratic dialogue), and research confirms this finding. However, research also points out that the use of probing questions is an infrequent practice in many classrooms.

Probing questions, such as why?, can you elaborate?, what evidence can you present to support your answer? encourage students to "unpack" their thinking, to show how they have reached particular conclusions. Teachers can use probing questions to press students to consider and weigh diverse evidence, to examine the validity of their own deductions and inductions, and to consider opposing points of view. Probing questions ask students to extend their knowledge beyond factual recall and "parroting" of learned theories, to apply what is known to what is unknown, and to elaborate on what is known to deepen their understanding of this knowledge.

Probing questions contribute to a classroom climate of inquiry and thoughtful examination of ideas. Students who are regularly exposed to questions that force them to defend their responses with reasons and evidence may internalize this "critical thinking" habit of mind.

14. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

a)whats that in english?
b)you copy and pasted that

15. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

What did you expect ?

16. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

a

17. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

Yea, eek is right!!

peace,

steph

18. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

An interesting fact in certain schools in Japan saying that the parents OUGHT to be punished together with their kids/teenagers such as cleaning the school's toilets and compounds, as when their kids are having the problem of discpline-wise...

19. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I have a problem with education being made "easy". In Quebec, it seems that if kids aren't liking the way things are taught, the technique gets changed. They've just altered the spelling of a few words in the official dictionary, since people kept spelling them wrong anyway. When did learning become easy?

There's no easy way to learn your division tables (OK, for me, anyway) or grammar rules. It's hard - life's hard! That's why it's so rewarding. I think we do kids a great disservice if we don't teach them the reward of applying themselves and pushing through their discomfort and frustrations.

20. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

An interesting fact in certain schools in Japan saying that the parents OUGHT to be punished together with their kids/teenagers such as cleaning the school's toilets and compounds, as when their kids are having the problem of discpline-wise...

There are places in the US that are doing that now...if your child skips school, the parents go to jail. How's that for incentive to make sure the little buggers go to class?

I am a firm believer that it starts at home...the desire to learn, manners, discpline.etc....It should NOT be the schools responsibility to teach those things to your children! I also realize there comes an age when you have done all you can do as a parent and they are either going to fly OR fall flat on their face....