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Chapter 4Everybody Counts
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Mar 26, 1995 11:12 PM




Re: Chapter 4Everybody Counts
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Mar 25, 1995 8:03 PM


>2. Comment on the following statement: "Teachers teach only what is >in the textbook...
Far be it from me to condemn anyone for using a textbook. I've seen much discussion about throwing out the book, but with teaching 7 hours per day, six different classes, I hardly have the time to develope inspired classes every day. :{
>...and students learn only what will be on the test." >
High school students seem to have one goal... get good grades. No matter how hard I try to downplay grades, the need for that B or A is always there. So... What's realy important to you? If we claim that thinking skills are important, or the team approach, or discussion of mathematics, but then give the student a traditional test, the student will know what is *realy* important. I don't mind students just learning what is on the test, as long as what is on the test is really important to me.
>Ron Ward/Western Washington U/Bellingham, WA 98225 >ronaward@henson.cc.wwu.edu
Mark Priniski Pioneering Partner '93 Rib Lake High School priniski@cedar.cic.net Rib Lake, WI 54470



