*Teacher in the American education system’s voice* “wrong wrong wrong, the answers I was looking for was ‘10+10’ ‘10+5+5’ ‘5+5+5+5’ ‘4+4+4+4+4’ even though you got it technically correct you didn’t do it MY WAY so you fail.”
Nothing against any teachers out there I respect what you do, this has just been my experience growing up.
@YourMomRidesMeGood, Thus explains the fall of the american education system.
@YourMomRidesMeGood, technically correct is the best kind of correct
@YourMomRidesMeGood, WRONG 10+3+2+3+2
@YourMomRidesMeGood, My Bio teacher in high school failed me on my first exam because I did the first problem in a different way than her, I got the same exact answer but did it in a faster, and easier method. I asked her about it in class and she said it was because I didn't do it the way she taught. I immediately clocked out of that class and have hated bio ever since.
@YourMomRidesMeGood, without enforced accountability, the problem will only continue to get worse.
@YourMomRidesMeGood, my parents are teachers and seeing them work, there are some horrible 'teachers' out there. Luckily there are still some awesome educators too.
I showed my dad Minecraft by using building plans in his workshop class to make a 3D version of the plans. He now uses Minecraft to help kids better understand math and measurements.
@YourMomRidesMeGood, this resonates with me way too much. The psychosis unravels...
@Empshok, can you elaborate please?
@CellSword, I'm not certain of which item you want me to elaborate, but seeing as I don't have a great example of the solution...let me ask some questions:
What, exactly, does a grade in a class represent? No, I don't mean, What is it SUPPOSED to represent. Also, who decides the curriculum, how are they qualified, and how does it prepare students to become productive members of society? Similar questions apply for college. And who decides which jobs require a degree, and what does that degree actually denote? Continued...
@CellSword, I feel like we assume the answers to most of these questions, but as important as the answers to those questions are, I believe it warrants a serious investigation. As for a permanent solution, I have ideas, but unless you have influence on making it happen, I won't waste your time or mine sharing them.
@Empshok, why not comment your ideas in the hope that someone who can influence change will see them?
@CellSword, well...historically, when I have had an idea, and shared it, I was immediately shot down. But, I suppose I have matured, and my ideas are more practical these days, so...I'll share a fragment of my idea. Upon feedback, I will expand.
So...to resolve the concerns in question, we need a committee with people with various perspectives. Successful business owners (for their perspective on the relevance of study topics with relation to productive workers); social scientists (to analyze appropriate teaching methods); subject experts (or, successful individuals with great understanding of a subject, and can demonstrate the real-world application of the learned material), and a mediator to lead the discussions.
This committee will be responsible for determining the goals of education, the general curriculum that should be taught, how it should be taught, and the method by which learning will be measured.
@BadKarma, I'm actually brain storming possible house concepts using Minecraft. 1 block width = 1ft. Whenever I come up with a concept I like in Minecraft I then cad it out. It's really useful for getting the idea out of my head and seeing if the concept actually works.
@Empshok, might I ask how one would determine who is placed on this (highly valuable) council?
@CellSword, a damn good question, and I'm not sure of the answer. One thing for sure, getting onto said council won't be easy, and it comes with incredible responsibility. As the positions are incredibly diverse, so will need to be the qualifications. I believe that elections will be necessary, but those authorized to vote will be strictly limited. I suppose an example would go as follows:
10 individuals wish to apply for the position of natural science counsellor. A qualification board, consisting of reputable members of the natural science community including scholars and researchers, would determine whether the applicants are qualified to apply. Then, the applicants would present to a voter pool their intended contributions. Ctnd...
@CellSword, exactly who gets to vote is unclear to me. I feel like parents of students and other council members are relevant parties, but I'm not sure if that is the right voting pool. Any suggestions are more than welcome.
Math teacher: "Wack"
Trump would fail this.
@Implicit88, Dont insult my son like that!
@Good Guy Satan, just trying to tally the amount of supporters that actually downvote.
@Implicit88, nah, that’s bait gif
My kid tried this once on one of these. I had a hard time telling her "you're not wrong. But you have to do it the hard, stupid way."
My wife is a teacher and I feel more educated every time I see her.... Well I mutter what the fvck was I thinking at least.
That was my first thought. Why did it take her so long?