Daily Spotlight on Education 09/22/2009

  • Cheating? at Change Agency

    Great points from Stephanie Sandifer on cheating – when she talked about how she cheats every day by using a copy of something from a coworker – I may have already linked to this but it is so powerful, I came back to it!

    Here were my thoughts for Stephanie:
    “I love how you say that you're “cheating every day.” Certainly LEARNING is important, but to me, learning how to find answers and solve problems is the MOST important skill. Some teachers and I were discussing how some kids have book knowledge but fumble at doing science experiments! The practical knowledge eludes many that are good memorizers and what is a good education. To me, rote memorization precludes many from “feeling” educated (because of their poor grades) and makes many think they ARE educated (because of their great grades) when in fact we are indeed testing the wrong thing!

    Great points here!”

    tags: education, cellphone, edu_trends

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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2 comments

Anonymous September 24, 2009 - 2:10 pm

I agree completely, some student’s that are “book smart” lack the common sense that is needed to be succesful outside of the classroom. I do not believe that memorization is succesful learning if the student can not retain the knowledge.

how to get good grades? October 2, 2010 - 9:33 am

hi,

good thought dude…… but cheating is bad for every one.

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