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Topic: Re:Dan Hart's comments
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Re:Dan Hart's comments
Posted: Jul 9, 1995 8:48 PM
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Dan's comment:(roughly)"... motivated students will learn a heck of a lot
more from a bad teacher out of an old book than unmotivated students will
learn under any circumstances."

He's hit the nail right on the head. At my scholl 100% of the grads atttend
college, about 50% in state and 50% out of state, many at Ivy League
colleges. With these motivated students, it really doesn't matter how I
teach. I'm mainly concerned with making it as easy as possible for them to
learn so they can take more courses.

I think we should go to work-study programs like the Germans so the students
can see the payoff. If the kids were getting $100 a week for learning and
being productive citizens, they would learn much more than "cooperative
learning" could ever teach them.


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