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Teachers Say Media-Use Is Harming Kidsí Performance
Mashable ^ | November 2, 2012 | Juliana Gruenwald for National Journal

Posted on 11/18/2012 4:50:47 PM PST by mdittmar

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Well,I don't have any kids,but if I did I would say,"don't t listen to your teacher,listen to me"
1 posted on 11/18/2012 4:50:53 PM PST by mdittmar
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They’d better be adept in electronic communication, or they’ll be left behind.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 4:55:39 PM PST by bannie ("The gov't that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.")
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I’ve been saying it for a long time. All the advances in communication technology are destroying peoples ability to communicate.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 4:57:29 PM PST by bigheadfred
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I’ve been saying it for a long time. All the advances in communication technology are destroying peoples ability to communicate.

And the most anti social, unpolished and lonely group of people I've ever seen. (for all their social media stuff too).

4 posted on 11/18/2012 5:00:27 PM PST by llevrok (I haven't left America. It left me.)
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To: mdittmar

Their attention span went away when Sesame Street came on the scene in the 60’s.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 5:01:16 PM PST by Abby4116
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To: bannie

Logical, subject-related homework, lots of it, and performance-based grading leaves them no time. For those who don’t care or who are addicted, Oh Boy.

Also, incentivize group parent meetings.

Primary - classic curriculum has many advantages 1- keeps kids interested- characters in classical lit and their behaviors and interactions are interesting, logical and instructive. 2 - kids know we care about them when we teach them relevant subjects. etc.


6 posted on 11/18/2012 5:02:19 PM PST by stanne
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There is a significant change in how the world works today vs. how it did when I was in short pants. I generally kept up because I stayed at the bleeding edge, but I'm behind the crest of the wave now.

Many of the skills that were important in the past will not be or are not important now or in the future.

Writing in cursive? Archaic. Forget that I got graded on it in grade school.... It's not required today.

I've seen teens of today communicate. Looks like they communicate among themselves just fine. I may not understand it, but I'm also archaic.

New times, new ways. The rate of change will only increase.

/johnny

7 posted on 11/18/2012 5:05:34 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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But can they communicate well with anyone outside their peer group?


8 posted on 11/18/2012 5:12:43 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: mdittmar

Yeah, the kids can’t be indoctrinated properly when they might have access to the truth and what’s really going on in America.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 5:15:51 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: bigheadfred

“I’ve been saying it for a long time. All the advances in communication technology are destroying peoples ability to communicate.”

And you would be wrong...

It’s actually improving it.


10 posted on 11/18/2012 5:16:07 PM PST by babygene
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To: Abby4116

Sesame Street has a lot to do with the deterioration of education, according to a former eng prof. She said students raised with it expect to be entertained in the class. Said she never heard things like “I don’t want to do that it’s boring”, prior.

Kids are hungry for the truth and also are willing to learn to communicate. They enjoy gaining knowledge and knowing. they just need a good environment.

Teachers need to quit whining and teach. Treat kids with respect, discipline them, be willing to be a bossy adult, and concede to never being their friend until they are adults, treat the boys like gents and they will be opening doors by the end of the year, and homework every night no questions asked (except holidays respect their need for a break).


11 posted on 11/18/2012 5:16:37 PM PST by stanne
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To: A_perfect_lady

^^^But can they communicate well with anyone outside their peer group^^^

Why would that be important these days? It isn’t like 80% of the world’s wealth is controlled by folks over the age of 60. Wait....what?


12 posted on 11/18/2012 5:19:31 PM PST by wrench
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Some can. Some can't, and don't seem to need to.

I'm as uncomfortable as anyone with the changes, but they are going to happen, whether I like it or not.

I saw a group of children of my many cousins a while back and I was wearing the Phil Zimmerman PGP T-shirt, from back when PGP was outlawed and Clinton was trying to outlaw all encryption.

The kids looked at the front, saw it was radical perl code, looked at the back and read "This Shirt Is a Munition" and freaked out that I was wearing something that belonged in a museum (according to them).

It hasn't been THAT long ago. But for them it is ancient history.

/johnny

13 posted on 11/18/2012 5:20:11 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bigheadfred

It makes people be in too much of a hurry and have no respect for patience.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 5:25:54 PM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: bigheadfred

It makes people be in too much of a hurry and have no respect for patience.


15 posted on 11/18/2012 5:26:00 PM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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Oh well. The majority of them are meant for menial jobs anyway. I suppose those capable of rising above this trend will do so.


16 posted on 11/18/2012 5:35:38 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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When I was a small child, I overheard my paternal grandfather telling my mother that while I had hebrew, french, and latin education... that I didn't have any grounding in greek would mean I was uneducated and remain ignorant.

He couldn't imagine today's world. I try to remember that, and temper my judgements of the next generation.

/johnny

17 posted on 11/18/2012 5:40:16 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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He was right. A glance at the last election shows me what happens 60 years after you stop teaching Greek. Does the phrase “doomed to repeat it” ring a bell?


18 posted on 11/18/2012 5:44:34 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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When I was a small child, I overheard my paternal grandfather telling my mother that while I had hebrew, french, and latin education... that I didn’t have any grounding in greek would mean I was uneducated and remain ignorant.

Grandpa was right. Students who have taken even a single year of Latin and/or Greek score much higher on SATs and most other measures than do students who have not studied Latin and Greek. Educators stopped requiring Latin and Greek because they require a fair amount of rote memory in the first year of study and rote memory might bore poor Johnny, whose teachers have been taught by the “progressive” teacher training schools that Johnny’s studies should not tax his little brain and should be fun, fun, fun all the time. These “untaxed” students are getting taxed mightily now as a result of their inability to understand how bad Obama is for them and the country.


19 posted on 11/18/2012 6:05:28 PM PST by Best and Brightest
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Needs to be on balance as mentioned at the end of the article.


20 posted on 11/18/2012 6:05:28 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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