I thought I’d expound upon a post that I wrote on the FB. …
Today Mr. Kells was telling me about a friend whose daughter is in college. One of her teachers has their discussions online. This is both intriguing and frightening to me. I’m very well aware that there are different learners. But what happens to people when they do not interact with one another in person?
Years ago, I read a fascinating book called The Unschooled Mind by Howard Gardner. In it, he explains how children learn differently. In his book, he describes the character: The intuitive learner, the scholastic learner, and the disciplinary expert. He breaks it down further by allocating the characteristics to the intelligences. For instance, my sister fits perfectly into the category of Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, for she must learn her lines with blocking, you see.
At the same time, for kids that don’t raise their hand in the classroom, maybe this is the cure. Could colleges not do both? I really don’t know what they do, but after watching Fox News spring break coverage on PCB, it’s obviously not enough. Zoiks!
Don’t know if it’s the teachers, the parents, or society to blame, but it is atrocious! Note to self: Put on a bikini to scare the kids off the beach…. Sharknado’s got nuthin on me…..