Discussion in 'Education' started by chanel, Jul 24, 2010.
Schools confusing effort with results - BostonHerald.com
This kind of stuff makes me nuts.
The Honor Roll is motivational psychology rubbish.
It implies that an A in History or English Literature is as good as an A in Mathematics.
I wonder how many English teachers took 4 years of math when they were in high school.
The Honor Roll is an "honor' or award for academic achievement. Not unlike a trophy for a championship game. Students should be proud of accomplishing something beyond just attending school.
It's time we start recognizing our future leaders in the classroom as much as those on the basketball court.
We are devaluing academics and making our schools nothing more than daycares. Sad.
I would have never made the Effort Roll because it wasn't much of an effort for me to make High Honors.
Was that elitist of me to say?
They should just call it The Roll. It has nothing to do with honor.
How about the Smart Roll and the Wicked Smart Roll?
E for effort what a bunch of shit! So if a kid cuts every day of class but showed up for one day, is that "effort." If they are a straight F student and get D in ONE class is that effort? Sorry the E for effort thing is bullshit. Reward the ones who deserve it.
When i graduated it was called " The principals list" and not the honor role. There were four of us. I laughed my ass off because i didn't think i "worked" for it at all.
I am sick of all of this crap about pressure. The sooner children learn how to compete and make it in the real world the better they will be.
How about this for an idea to light some fires under children and parents.
A new list for publication: F for failure.
I wonder how many people who think math is all that matters can't communicate in their own mother tongue.
I don't think many jobs in today's society are anywhere near as challenging as teaching. Personally, I think I would rather be a prison guard.
How you guys who teach keep it together in the face of bullshit like this just astounds me.
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