Sunday, April 3, 2011
Blog Post 10
An Open Letter to Educators
I really agree with Morgan in her feelings about education. I often feel as though Professors feel as if they are the only ones in the classroom with any knowledge on any subject. I feel as if they give assignments that are not meant to educate us but to give us a grade.
I really don't think that the education system here is not meant to educate in the most successful way. We assign a grade based on what educators think is best. We give assignments based on what educators think is best. We don't ever think about the students and what is best for them.
It seems as if Morgan's experiences and feelings are very similar to mine. She doesn't feel as if she is being truly educated. I think that EDM -although I don't always like all of the assignments- is taking a step in the right direction. It allows students to express themselves and grades on the process as well as the product.
Don't Let the Kids Take Home the Pencils
I love the message in this post. So often educators must find something to blame low test scores and situations on. Mr. Johnson finds a solution to these "problems" rather than focusing on them. As educators we shouldn't be focusing on the problem-we especially shouldn't be using it as an excuse-we should be deciding how we are going to solve these problems.