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Student Lectures Teacher On How to Teach in Front of Classmates
Mashable ^ | 5/8/2013 | Anita Li

Posted on 05/09/2013 2:49:34 PM PDT by RainMan

What began as an outburst in class is now making the rounds online. Video of a student reprimanding his teacher for her allegedly poor teaching methods has gone viral.

Several versions of the cell-phone video, which each have garnered hundreds of comments and thousands of likes since being uploaded to YouTube Wednesday, identify the school as Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas.

In an impassioned speech, the student criticizes his teacher for "handing them a frickin' packet" instead of providing "face-to-face" lessons.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: student; teacher

1 posted on 05/09/2013 2:49:34 PM PDT by RainMan
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To: RainMan
Some teachers are fantastic but many of them are retards who picked the easiest major in college.

Contrast that with many college professors who are excellent teachers despite having no specific training whatsoever in "teaching".
2 posted on 05/09/2013 2:52:58 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: RainMan

I say this young man has an important point.


3 posted on 05/09/2013 2:56:42 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: RainMan

I had such a confrontation with my high school biology teacher.

When a mere circle in a cell could be attributed as a food vacuole or a fat droplet, he only allowed only one of the two answers, thereby dropping my grade to a “B”.

I gave it to him full throated, standing and pointing.

Being right, he could hardly raise a fuss. Plus, like the eGOP, he was a WUSS!


4 posted on 05/09/2013 2:57:11 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“Being right, he could hardly raise a fuss.”

Had the same beef with the teach in a computer tech class. There were two correct answers to the test question, but one of them was preferred. I wouldn’t stand for it! I won!


5 posted on 05/09/2013 3:20:08 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: RainMan

Jees does that bring back memories. I have very vivid memories of the days i used to seeth as a parade of spirit killers used to waste our youth in hs classrooms. It was truly tragic!


6 posted on 05/09/2013 3:32:36 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

luv him-long hair and all—maybe there is hope for the future yet-

“you have to touch their hearts” he said- wisdom beyond his years—any good teacher knows that in order to really teach kids you have to make them WANT to learn, and it starts with the teacher being passionate and face to face- there is no passion in “friggin packets” of paper...

Luv this-made my day!! God Bless him!


7 posted on 05/09/2013 3:32:58 PM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: RainMan

“Handing them the freaking packet” approach is most likely mandated by the school district or administration. My wife taught in an IB school in Texas and they had a similar approach. Very bureaucratic telling the teacher exactly what to hand the students, in what format, and when and they changed it almost monthly (and because it was a low income school, she ended up having to buy all the packets herself, be it folders, envelopes, or binders- the district couldn’t make up its mind).


8 posted on 05/09/2013 3:49:14 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: RainMan; All

there may be hope for this country yet....


9 posted on 05/09/2013 3:59:48 PM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: RainMan
Are you ready for this?

In many school districts, teachers are PROHIBITED from face-to-face teaching. Instead, teachers must give students packets, and the students are supposed to teach each other.

It's called “cooperative learning”, and it's one of the latest educational fads. It doesn't work, by the way.

I know teachers that were fired - yes, fired - for trying to teach the old-fashioned (and successful) way.

10 posted on 05/09/2013 4:01:15 PM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: RainMan

LOL!

One of the packet “teachers”....busy work. Quiet! Fill out the papers and shut up. BOOOOORING!


11 posted on 05/09/2013 4:03:31 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: RainMan

And so, it begins.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 4:03:47 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: SaraJohnson

is there an over/under on how long before he cuts his hair ?

I say within two weeks.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 4:07:41 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: RainMan

This thing is going to go mega viral !!!

He will be on the news very soon.

He will also cut his hair before to long.

He should be invited to a private school.

WOW !!!


14 posted on 05/09/2013 4:17:19 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: RainMan
As a teacher, I can honestly say this boy is exactly right!

I've been in this profession for 20 years and there are always teachers we refer to as "Ditto Queens" because all they do is hand out the same xerox copies year after year after year!

15 posted on 05/09/2013 4:30:56 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: CAluvdubya

I can’t help but to think of this song.

Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9bk2MrMGaA

Really don’t mind if you sit this one out.
My words but a whisper your deafness a SHOUT.
I may make you feel but I can’t make you think.
Your sperm’s in the gutter your love’s in the sink.
So you ride yourselves over the fields and
you make all your animal deals and
your wise men don’t know how it feels to be thick as a brick.

And the sand-castle virtues are all swept away
in the tidal destruction the moral melee.
The elastic retreat rings the close of play
as the last wave uncovers the newfangled way.
But your new shoes are worn at the heels
and your suntan does rapidly peel
and your wise men don’t know how it feels
to be thick as a brick.

And the love that I feel is so far away:
I’m a bad dream that I just had today
and you shake your head and say it’s a shame.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 4:45:36 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: Leaning Right

It’s called “cooperative learning”, and it’s one of the latest educational fads. It doesn’t work, by the way.

I had that in the mid 70s with algebra 2, geometry, and trig. except my math teacher divided us by skill level. The only problem for him was I was way over the top good in Math. There were a few times I’d hand him the packet or test before he ever finished giving the slower kids theirs and always got 100. He’d tell me, “well go help your group.” I’d say, “that’s your job, do you have any more problems.” Granted at that point he’d give me really challenging problems and if on occation I got stuck he’d say, “go figure it out.” Actally it didn’t really hurt me much because I’d just move on the next problem and ask my older sister when I got home. She is way way over the top of me.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 5:10:15 PM PDT by Undecided 2012
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To: Leaning Right

Yeah... “New Math” was a lot like “New Coke”.

LLS


18 posted on 05/09/2013 5:22:09 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: RainMan

Wait...there are some problems here...”you want a kid to come in here and get excited, you got to make ‘em excited...you got to touch their hearts.” Really? My teachers didn’t. They instructed and clarified. Their job was to understand the subject matter better than I did, not to motivate me or “touch my heart.” We call this generation of students the “engage (entertain) me or enrage me” generation for a REASON. The “packet” is a problem because it requires independent and evidential WORK. It’s boring and no fun. When attempting to avoid unpleasantries or accountability, the best defense is to shift blame...a political lesson these kids have learned well. Think about it. Whose responsibility is it “motivate” and “touch hearts,” and how many “packets” of work were (are) you responsible for completing?


19 posted on 05/09/2013 5:42:30 PM PDT by Inured
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To: RainMan; Impy

Reminds me of when I was in a 6th grade class with some old hag. I let her know in no uncertain terms that she couldn’t handle her own students and that she wasn’t fit to teach first graders. That was the last year she taught that grade.


20 posted on 05/09/2013 6:01:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Inured
I agree with you. You cannot make anyone motivated. You can support the motivated ones. Kids have to be entertained now, not have their minds stretched. Today we have to make scientists out of everyone. We don't need everyone to be scientists. We need to see who have the desire and curiosity to become scientist and support those in developing their interests. This parallels the idea that everyone has to go to college.
21 posted on 05/09/2013 6:24:51 PM PDT by jimfr
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To: Leaning Right
In many school districts, teachers are PROHIBITED from face-to-face teaching. Instead, teachers must give students packets, and the students are supposed to teach each other.

It's called “cooperative learning”, and it's one of the latest educational fads. It doesn't work, by the way.

I know teachers that were fired - yes, fired - for trying to teach the old-fashioned (and successful) way.

THIS IS TRUE!!!! This is exactly what I experienced when I went back to college to become a teacher a few years ago. Basically we were taught not to use "direct instruction" which is the way anyone over 40 was taught. Direct instruction is: the teacher gives lectures, asks questions and leads discussion. Any teacher using this method will not get goods reviews from her supervisors

Instead, the high priests of the university education departments have decreed that students should teach themselves. They should "discover" knowledge through self paced exploring and with their peers in groups. How wonderful! Give the students the freedom to teach themselves and learn from their ignorant classmates.

According to this UNPROVEN theory, magic happens when the teacher stops lecturing. Once the teacher steps off the stage the students magically start to learn spontaneously and their ignorance disappears. poof! they become filled with knowledge as if the Holy Spirit has descended on them, and they will automatically start to teach their peers and there will be no difficulties and happiness will prevail throughout the nation.

Apparently the education elites actually want us to believe that the impediment to learning is ... teaching. Once actual teaching stops, children will learn. It's so logical and simple./sarcasm< p> So what do teachers do? They can't just let the classroom devolved into chaos so they hand out packets and sit at their desks surfing the Internet (since they're not allowed to teach)

People need to stand up and demand on the local level that schools abandon discovery learning and cooperative learning and return to old fashioned direct instruction! Write your local newspapers and speak out at school board meetings. No more packets!! Students deserve to be taught. ANd teachers need to be freed from the prohibition against direct instruction so they can start teaching again.

22 posted on 05/09/2013 7:32:57 PM PDT by grasshopper2
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To: Inured

You’re right, I feel.

It’s not a teacher’s job to “touch the hearts” of all their 200+ students. Students need to come motivated to learn, remember - they are getting free education.

And packets are necessary because it is evidence of work.

The kid wanted to be entertained and given an A, that’s it.


23 posted on 05/09/2013 8:34:15 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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