In China it’s all about testing, especially the gaokao (college entrance examination) – The gaokao is the only criterion for getting into a Chinese university.
Wow. That sucks.
THAT’S REAL PHYSICS, BITCHES!
I would ask the same thing about homework. And if the kid would ace the test without homework, why make them do homework? (“but we have to teach them discipline, and following orders, and listening to your superiors even if it seems pointless, because you do that at jobs!” they say, then managers wonder why the new hires have no motivation to act on their own…)
Put yours and mine together (no homework + no tests) and we would just have rad applications of theory in school without all the busywork, and that I am cool with.
Right? It’s so pointless. I can see it teaching self discipline, but it seems like you should reward people that motivate themselves especially the ones who learn and apply what they’ve learned.
Students eventually face the real tests in their lives, and hopefully the artificial tests they took at school helped prepare them for the real tests.
Hmmm, I don’t know about that. I think critical thinking and logic are a way more useful tools.
And that’s how Gabe became Evel Knievel’s ramp builder.
If that were only true… :)
Oh man those ramps! When I was a kid I had about 8 feet worth, very hard to make anything fun.
The one Sunday, mom comes home from a garage sale nearby with something around 40 feet worth of ramps, all with their connectors and stuff! Best hot-wheels day ever.
Those tracks are like the only thing in this strip that are the actual color. Man, I loved those tracks!
And that’s why I’m studying to be an English teacher.
This is something that kids (in Mexico, my country) really could make use of.
I had good English teachers at the Instituto Juventud del Estado de México.
But my BEST teacher, by far, was Mister Rogers ;)
I was brilliant at tests when I was in school. Like MadH up there, I had more issue with doing homework. I knew the stuff already, why did I have to do homework? Watching me breeze through advanced science and math classes with Cs and Ds and never doing homework infuriated my teachers. The system was fundamentally flawed, though. Some children never get really challenged, and others struggle because it’s not shown to them in a way that they would understand. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, as does my daughter. We learn differently than normal people do. When I was in school (in Wyoming of all places) in the 80s, there wasn’t anything around to help people like me. My daughter, well, she’s getting the tools she needs and is proving to be very brilliant. It makes me wonder what I would have achieved with similar help at my disposal. Ah well, such is life!
Wow! That’s amazing. It’s great to hear that there’s new tools and way for people to deal with that! It’s funny too to see that despite your challenge, you were still apposed to doing homework. Hey, you made the choice: homework and pass with an A or no homework but still pass! Bravo! :)
My grade 7 teacher used to mark multiple choice tests like this one by using a sheet of pink photocopy paper and using an exacto knife to carefully carve out each correct answer with a perfect little square. Then if your little dot wasn’t in his little square, he marked it with a red pen and moved on.
Those pink sheets with all the little perfectly-spaced squares on them looked so weird and yet so fascinating when you’d see them afterwards in the bin.
Wow, she was doing Scantron before there was Scantron! Pretty smart!
My system for toss-ups on the scantron was to flip a coin.
heads was A and B, next flip was heads for A, tails for B
tails was similarly systematic
if it fell off the desk, it was E.
Wow! That’s quite a system! I just tried to make pictures! :)
and I somehow came thru my hi-school days with a diploma, despite not passing french 1 or algebra 2!
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