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Topic: Chapter 4--Everybody Counts
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Mark Priniski

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Re: Chapter 4--Everybody Counts
Posted: Mar 25, 1995 8:03 PM
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>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 down-play 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

Mark Priniski Pioneering Partner '93
Rib Lake High School
Rib Lake, WI 54470

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