As always, you hit the nail straight on the head. I prolly learned more outside of the school building doing whatever I do, then in a class room.
Learning from the streets! 😀
That is bollocks. Did you ever learn differential calculus in a phone booth or on a car park?
Probably; Not “prolly.”
Also, the word THAN is used when making a comparison. The word THEN is used in reference to time.
I learned that in school and it was on tests….
(Tongue in cheek mind you)
I always felt I was more a hands-on kind of guy myself. This is especiallyt rue when it comes to long breaks like Summer and you forgot a bit of what you had already learned the rest of the year.
…and how often do you actually use any of that information anyways?
LOL! I use to do the same thing.
Yes, I get all of this. Standardized tests are largely (though not completely) rubbish. A great deal can be learned through experience. Thing is, though, once you grow up a little, you realize that
…there was a point to gym class. There isn’t a “Freshman 15” for nothing.
…tests give you a milestone and a target to shoot for
…tests – properly given – ought to be testing not just knowledge and retention but application
…a good teacher makes you keep using what you already learned
…that kid on the racetrack is learning … but when it comes to scaling up, where’s he going to learn the math?
Totally agreed! I also learned that I never use hardly any math I learned in school, just the logic behind it! 🙂
We need a little of both. But children today definitely don’t get enough hands on projects.
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