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!”
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