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Response to Addison (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2013, 03:56 PM

30. Double Bind.

My experience as a substitute teacher in public schools: If you try to "teach" like the kid in the video (correctly) advocates, you catch heat from the administration. I've been reprimanded and mischaracterized as "out there" for leaving the script of banal textbooks and Weekly Readers to engage in the Socratic Method, to see what the kids really understand and to see how they prioritize what they've learned. What the public schools want you to do now is to just pass out the work sheets, use the white board, and keep the act moving. Don't stop to think. Don't develop a concept. And don't give any of your opinions or extracurricular knowledge.

It's sad. I agree 100% with what the kid in the vid said, but he really should be talking to the Board of Education and the state Department of Education.

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