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Re: Schools

Postby Frostbite » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:50 pm

I'm in college to be a teacher and I have no desire at all to actually comment on this topic in any way shape or form. Too topical!
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Re: Schools

Postby smiley_cow » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:22 pm

Wow, there's a few of us on this forum. What stream are you in Frostbite? And if applicable, what are your teachables?
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Re: Schools

Postby Frostbite » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:24 pm

I'm Elementary Ed, so essentially I teach the basics of everything.
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Re: Schools

Postby Cirtur » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:10 pm

So how do you teach a five-year old about blowjobs?
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Re: Schools

Postby Frostbite » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:49 pm

That's 3rd grade. Obviously.
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Re: Schools

Postby Cirtur » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:00 pm

And 3rd grade isn't 5?

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Re: Schools

Postby Apocalyptus » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:25 am

Grade 3 is when you're about 9, at least in Australia. And preps (preparatory grade) start when they're about 5 or 6.
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Re: Schools

Postby Euclidthegreek » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:23 am

I always wanted to be home-schooled when I was a kid. It sounded so much better than school.
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Re: Schools

Postby LordRetard » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:46 am

Snarky00 wrote:If states hired people to write books for their state specific curriculums they could print as many as they needed without having to pay outrageous prices.

I read an article about this that's very interesting:
http://www.edutopia.org/muddle-machine

I can't really think of much to say on the specific topic of textbooks myself. Personally, I've never found them that useful in grade school. I spend more time reading them now in university but that's because I don't go to class.

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In my opinion that's what a lot of it is about.

Euclidthegreek wrote:I always wanted to be home-schooled when I was a kid. It sounded so much better than school.

I did this for a couple of years. I also spent five years in a gifted program*, where I think the most people we ever had was 15 (but sometimes less than 10). I will say that it was much better than being in an actual class, but in retrospect I found that it really didn't prepare me for working with "regular" people, through the course of high school/college/workplace, and in a lot of ways I'm paying for that now. Of course maybe I would've ended up that way in regular classes regardless.

*Alternatively, a "special program". Hahah so we were basically retarded, but whatever.
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Re: Schools

Postby Euclidthegreek » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:05 am

LordRetard wrote:
Euclidthegreek wrote:I always wanted to be home-schooled when I was a kid. It sounded so much better than school.

I did this for a couple of years. I also spent five years in a gifted program*, where I think the most people we ever had was 15 (but sometimes less than 10). I will say that it was much better than being in an actual class, but in retrospect I found that it really didn't prepare me for working with "regular" people, through the course of high school/college/workplace, and in a lot of ways I'm paying for that now. Of course maybe I would've ended up that way in regular classes regardless.

*Alternatively, a "special program". Hahah so we were basically retarded, but whatever.
My school district was* too broke to pay for those kinds of things. Being forced to work with "regular" people did nothing for my social skills, it just made me more quiet and scared of people.

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Re: Schools

Postby LordRetard » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:36 am

Hmm, that's what I figured. At least people are more willing to get along in college than, say, in grade 8, so no one really harbours anything serious against me these days*.

*Of course that might also be because I have ballooned in size since then.
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Re: Schools

Postby Lethal Interjection » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:39 am

Homeschooling is great if you want to be socially retarded.*

*Note: This is not the case for every homeschooled person. But of the sample I've known quite well (7 who spent at least the majority of their schooling at home) I think I would only list 1 as not socially retarded. Many of them have kind of grown out of it, or have been forced into situations where it is less obvious (such as getting married very young, promptly having a kid, and then moving to a part of the country that doesn't speak English). But most of these people still have some issues dealing with people or understanding social relationships.
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Re: Schools

Postby LordRetard » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:01 am

Well, yeah. My friends could vouch for me that I've vastly improved over the past few years but it's still pretty obvious that I'm not entirely comfortable in most social situations. Still you can't let that be an excuse for not getting out and trying to make friends, and there are ways of compensating and getting around it, so being homeschooled won't exactly break you if you don't let it.
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Re: Schools

Postby smiley_cow » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:40 am

I know people who were home schooled and you can't even tell, but they were also did all sorts of extra-curricular activities growing up like sports and boy scouts, and one I know comes from a huge family, so you can still be home schooled and be normal, your parents just have to do it right.
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Re: Schools

Postby Lethal Interjection » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:59 am

LordRetard wrote:Well, yeah. My friends could vouch for me that I've vastly improved over the past few years but it's still pretty obvious that I'm not entirely comfortable in most social situations. Still you can't let that be an excuse for not getting out and trying to make friends, and there are ways of compensating and getting around it, so being homeschooled won't exactly break you if you don't let it.


For sure. None of them are terrible, and I've known people who are just as socially awkward who weren't homeschooled. What is interesting is that they have been mostly from 2 families. Family 1 was fine when I was in highschool and friends with them. But after that I began to realize the issues. Family 2 was mostly awkward at the time, but for the most part have gotten better once they've had their own lives (married, family, etc.). Weird like that.
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