Comments by MollyBracken
Posted on June 8 at 9:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)
And let's also not forget about the difference between 10 year old and 18 year olds when it comes to behavior and cognitive development. And then there's intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation. Ten year olds are still motivated by things that would not work with an 18 year old. I think everyone can agree that getting a HS diploma is better than not getting a HS diploma. I just hope that all of the factors are being taken into consideration so that we are equipped to provide these students with what they need to be successful.
Posted on June 8 at 8:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)
As a teacher (in Schenectady) I can see the pros and cons to this but I must take issue with the statement that teaching an 18 year old who doesn't want to learn is no different than teaching a 10 year old who doesn't want to learn. I have to wonder if the woman who made this statement has ever been in a classroom with an 18 year old male who doesn't want to learn. I have. And as an 'average sized' woman, I can say that I'd take the 10 year old any day over an angry adult male who has me by 6 inches and 50 pounds.
Posted on November 4 at 8:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Great article! As a middle school math teacher and parent of 2 elementary aged children, I couldn't agree more.