I read this news story today. It's kind of scary.
Since I live this with this group every day, I can
I guess what we are seeing is a symptom of our society and the result of many factors, parental involvement, lack of positive change in education, public misinformation, teacher stress and the use of TV, video games, and movies as babysitters just
This is a little off the original topic (although I read this article and was disturbed by it also) but I am a little concerned by the people taking education courses in school. How many of them are just doing it as a 'fall-back' in case they can't get a career in their chosen field? That scares me....you'd think, college kids choosing their classes and paying for them would actually be trying to learn what the course is about!
my two cents I guess...
I agree completely. I find that many are in the classes because they have to pick something for a major. Many seem to be here because it's what mom and dad or "everyone" expects them to do. I think they are just going through the motions more than looking for a career they really want to love and enjoy. Sadly, many still see teaching as an easy way out. Many still don't see it as something that can take 18 hours a day of dedication and hard work.
I have my little speech that I give in day 1 about motivation and dedication, but many don't get it. I lost it with one class last semester.