For this block we the readings have been on Authority in the classrooms. Pages 19-22 which was the last assigned reading had to do with research on authority. There was a part that I found interesting in the reading. The first part that I found interesting was where it states “In research carried out in urban public high schools Hemmings (2003) documented what can be characterized as a crisis of respect for authority.” (20) The reason why I find this to be interesting is because one would think that students were raised by their parents/guardians to have respect for their elders. Teachers should be respected and if they are not it is an issue that should be brought to the parent/guardians attention so that they could talk to the student to get the teachers the respect that they deserve. #hemmings #pace #ls300sp14

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MB team 5 Discussion

Discussion Questions

1) Do you think if children are forced to learn certain information or are “drilled incessantly” on separate letters and separate words, will they be less likely to think critically?

2) Should teachers start teaching the “long term goals” in order to promote children? What do long term goals mean to you?

3) Do you agree with Dewey’s perception on teaching? Or do you agree with Piaget’s?

4) Do you think this chart accurately represents how society functions today? In regards to education?

Kohn pg 115-123 Discussion

1) Do you think if childern are forced to learn certain information or are “drilled incessantly” on seperate letters and seperate words will they be less likely to think critically?

2) Should teachers start teaching the “long term goals” in order to promote children? What do long term goals mean to you?

3) Do you agree with Dewey’s perception on teaching or do you agree with Piaget’s?

4) Do you think this chart acuratelty represents how society functions today in regards to education?

Main Points from dicussion on 2/5/14

  • Class thinks students should be taught in a small group or 1 on 1 to implememnt resouces that can help them get ahead and get a better understanding.
  • Teachers should be evaluated by the students and parents to make sure that they are doing their jobs correctly if not to train them more and if they still cant perform their job duties have them terminated.
  • Class believed that attendence should and should not matter depending on what kind of class it is and if the student is an independent learner.