Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Don't Get It, Part 2

So I'm still mulling over this "strikes" business, and the more I think about it, the madder I get, which is not a good sign.  I checked with my daughter and she confirmed my suspicion that while it's possible for kids to get "strikes", there is no mechanism for a kid to get a "hit". 

In other words, here's a system where any mistake or slip-up a kid might make will be carefully tallied as a "strike", but if they perform well, there's no particular recognition of that.  How is this anything but de-motivating?

Why does anyone think this is a good idea?

2 comments:

  1. Suburban Chicken FarmerOctober 29, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    Maybe the strike thing is really three free passes/chances. It seems like teachers, schools try to have a procedures and policies for everything.

    I think you could give your daughter permission to sign quizzes on your behalf from now on.

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  2. SCF, that's the solution of last resort for me, sort of like the "fake it" solution. I'd rather get a change on the school side. We'll see ...

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