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OneForFreedom Wrote: Aug 06, 2013 11:49 AM
You're talking about 19th century/early 20th century, when faming was the main occupation of the US?
Anonymous6062 Wrote: Aug 06, 2013 12:56 PM
Even then, many children who could advance, more rapidly, were held in check whilst others were trying to keep up. Coloring books and busy work was handed out while the teachers worked on those who required more interventions. If a kid can do 2x2, then get him working on new material. Don't hold him/her back.
OneForFreedom Wrote: Aug 06, 2013 12:22 PM
I agree with you - just trying to figure out what Corona7 was getting at. During the one room schoolhouse times, most kids had both parents, discipline in the home, etc. Now schools are expected to substitute for parents, too...
smokindave Wrote: Aug 06, 2013 12:19 PM
Be nice if we approached academics in much the same way we approach sports. Most coaches require the same thing from everybody-sprints, reps, whatever. And while the best may get better-so do the worst. Yet in the classroom, we want to run their sprint for them, or do their workout for them. Or, better yet, we make their sprint or workout shorter than everyone else. The end result is we don't see the improvement we see in others. By asking more, we get more. By asking less...