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#27 May 01 2013 at 9:20 AM Rating: Good
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someproteinguy wrote:
Back in day schools didn't have computers. Kids these days; youtubing isn't education. Smiley: motz

We just got our first tablet a couple of months ago, and I've been impressed with the variety of educational apps they have available. All in all I can get behind it. Anything to cram some more useful information in those little heads.

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Turn turn turn.....etc.

Not now that they've done away with books, just google google google...


I was psyched when Math Blasters game came out.
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#28 May 01 2013 at 9:22 AM Rating: Good
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#29 May 01 2013 at 9:44 AM Rating: Good
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Debalic wrote:
Without a twenty-pound stack of books to haul around, these kids are going to be horribly out of shape! Smiley: eek

Actually, in this school, they have PE every day. And I used to think gym once a week sucked...
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#30 May 01 2013 at 11:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Actually, in this school, they have PE every day. And I used to think gym once a week sucked...

Let me preface this by saying I know nothing at all about your son's (sons'?) school.

That said, it sounds like a nightmarishly bad mishmash of failed charter school ideas that can still apparently be sold in some places in the country. Let's see what other public education turds would I throw into the "look, it's different!" pie if I wanted to lure parents? Let's see...I'd say full time one subject scheduling, but where you stated there is PE every day it can't be that. It must be the other idiot education solution of the moment, longer school days. Do I win?
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#31 May 01 2013 at 11:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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Year round schooling with a 3.5 day break every 16.75 days and six consecutive days off each four and a half months.

Have fun with your day care provider.
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#32 May 01 2013 at 11:18 AM Rating: Good
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The day care providers would schedule around that, locally anyway. The invisible hand would beat them up and take their money if they didn't.
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#33 May 01 2013 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Year round schooling with a 3.5 day break every 16.75 days and six consecutive days off each four and a half months.

Have fun with your day care provider.


Or your teacher's union. Well, hopefully that works out...I guess. On the other hand it's middle school, so it probably doesn't matter much. Many studies indicate children would be better off if you removed the whole conceit of "education" for the years between 12 and 14 and just let them awkwardly grope each other and listen to terrible music. (not a joke, students learn almost nothing in that developmental time-frame)
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#34 May 01 2013 at 11:39 AM Rating: Good
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Many studies indicate children would be better off if you removed the whole conceit of "education" for the years between 12 and 14 and just let them awkwardly grope each other and listen to terrible music.
Is that really any different than now?
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#35 May 02 2013 at 11:27 AM Rating: Good
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Smasharoo wrote:
Actually, in this school, they have PE every day. And I used to think gym once a week sucked...

Let me preface this by saying I know nothing at all about your son's (sons'?) school.

That said, it sounds like a nightmarishly bad mishmash of failed charter school ideas that can still apparently be sold in some places in the country. Let's see what other public education turds would I throw into the "look, it's different!" pie if I wanted to lure parents? Let's see...I'd say full time one subject scheduling, but where you stated there is PE every day it can't be that. It must be the other idiot education solution of the moment, longer school days. Do I win?


nope Smiley: grin
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#36 May 02 2013 at 12:43 PM Rating: Excellent
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My high school was the opposite of one subject at a time - we had fourteen 25 minute periods during the day, with a 5 minute buffer in between. Academic subjects were usually two periods long (with the five minutes rolled in to make 55 minutes), with the exception of smaller electives. Low level arts classes were usually one period long each semester - aerobic dance, Art I, bell choir, etc. High level arts were one hours (concert choir, Ballet VI, Studio Art II.) This allowed for the younger students to get more exposure to the arts classes before settling on one skill area. (Everyone had to go through at least one of each of the level one classes at some point - a dance, a music, a visual arts, a writing, and a drama/theater.) Lunch was a 30 minute period in place of one of the electives, but was voluntary due to space constraints and most kids opted to just eat a sandwich in history class instead.

I feel sorry for the staff who had to schedule all that junk.

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#37 May 02 2013 at 2:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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25 minute periods sounds like a drama for the teachers too, props if you can teach kids anything in that timeframe.
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#38 May 02 2013 at 2:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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Are you implying basic mathematics doesn't change every few years?
Chapter orders aren't about to rearrange themselves, you know.
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Smasharoo wrote:
That said, it sounds like a nightmarishly bad mishmash of failed charter school ideas that can still apparently be sold in some places in the country. Let's see what other public education turds would I throw into the "look, it's different!" pie if I wanted to lure parents? Let's see...I'd say full time one subject scheduling, but where you stated there is PE every day it can't be that. It must be the other idiot education solution of the moment, longer school days. Do I win?


Sounds like someone's cheerios got ****** in. I'm curious what you think would be an ideal education system then. Or are you just being contrary? (like I need to ask)
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#40 May 02 2013 at 3:29 PM Rating: Good
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gbaji wrote:
Smasharoo wrote:
That said, it sounds like a nightmarishly bad mishmash of failed charter school ideas that can still apparently be sold in some places in the country. Let's see what other public education turds would I throw into the "look, it's different!" pie if I wanted to lure parents? Let's see...I'd say full time one subject scheduling, but where you stated there is PE every day it can't be that. It must be the other idiot education solution of the moment, longer school days. Do I win?


Sounds like someone's cheerios got ****** in. I'm curious what you think would be an ideal education system then. Or are you just being contrary? (like I need to ask)

I'm guessing baby teething.
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#41 May 02 2013 at 3:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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gbaji wrote:
Smasharoo wrote:
That said, it sounds like a nightmarishly bad mishmash of failed charter school ideas that can still apparently be sold in some places in the country. Let's see what other public education turds would I throw into the "look, it's different!" pie if I wanted to lure parents? Let's see...I'd say full time one subject scheduling, but where you stated there is PE every day it can't be that. It must be the other idiot education solution of the moment, longer school days. Do I win?


Sounds like someone's cheerios got ****** in. I'm curious what you think would be an ideal education system then. Or are you just being contrary? (like I need to ask)

I'm guessing baby teething.

You'd have thought by now Smash would have all his teeth.
#42 May 02 2013 at 3:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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#43 May 02 2013 at 4:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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#44 May 02 2013 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
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gbaji wrote:
Or are you just being contrary?

I see you were never taught the basic concepts of irony in school...
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gbaji wrote:
Or are you just being contrary?

I see you were never taught the basic concepts of irony in school...


Irony is like the infinite universe. Go far enough in one direction and it wraps back around.
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#46 May 03 2013 at 4:32 AM Rating: Good
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That said, it sounds like a nightmarishly bad mishmash of failed charter school ideas that can still apparently be sold in some places in the country.


The education secretary's office, for example.

Same in Britain. Lets 'em feel like real revolutionaries.
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I bet it's like shark teeth, with rows and rows of teeth.
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I'm curious what you think would be an ideal education system then.

Ideal? Who cares? Large teams of master instructors tutoring one pupil, probably? If you mean "not ******," then a focus on developing critical thinking skills placed much more highly than it is currently. I realize this would destroy your political party as critical thinking is a big problem for you guys, but it's still the most valuable skill student's learn. I don't really care if a 9 year old doesn't know who the President is, I do care if they don't know how to find out.
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Nine year olds don't get their news from anywhere, Smash.
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#50 May 03 2013 at 8:08 AM Rating: Good
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Smasharoo wrote:
I'm curious what you think would be an ideal education system then.

Ideal? Who cares? Large teams of master instructors tutoring one pupil, probably? If you mean "not sh*tty," then a focus on developing critical thinking skills placed much more highly than it is currently. I realize this would destroy your political party as critical thinking is a big problem for you guys, but it's still the most valuable skill student's learn. I don't really care if a 9 year old doesn't know who the President is, I do care if they don't know how to find out.

****, my son is five and can Google. Might as well not bother sending him to school, eh?
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#51 May 03 2013 at 8:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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The same one that almost pirated himself with a drumstick? I wouldn't withdraw him.
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