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    Do you 'know' you can extrapolate that experience across a population?

    You don't. And that's an issue if I'm going to choose to invest into something, or anybody is going to choose to invest into something, because that stuff doesn't come free.

    Also, random sampling kids? Really now. Because that sounds suspiciously like the sort of teacher assessment that is being pushed. If a teacher is graded by how happy their kids are, that's not always going to be a good measurement of what the teacher is actually doing. I'd even go so far as to say that's a dangerous mindset toward education. Jesus Loves You.

    by DAISHI on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 03:29:37 PM PDT

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    •  Proof? Dude, "Let miracles happen" (0+ / 0-)

      I'm just gonna hang on here and wait for the miracle of a kid with a 90 IQ learning how to read spontaneously.

      How romantic.

      Tick tock.

      Still waiting ...

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 07:58:27 PM PDT

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    •  Actually there is research to (2+ / 0-)
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      demonstrate that students learn more and hate it less through embedding concepts in "real world" tasks properly constructed that in the "fake world of school" (so-called by Eric P. Jensen) type learning. Google "Brain-based Learning".

      Where are we going and what am I doing in this handbasket?

      by gelfling545 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 07:32:32 AM PDT

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