Many school districts, especially in the high school division of our educational system, are lovingly embracing the Kagan style of learning and bringing forth an age of micromanagement in a system that isn’t structurally accepting of it. On paper, the methods of cooperative learning that “structure positive interdependence” seem relatively indisputable. In practice, however, the
Mrs. Marva Collins, a full-time substitute teacher in the “ghettos” of mid-1970s Chicago, found herself in a rather difficult decision when it came to how she could run her class. With rowdiness and pseudo-fights occurring in the hallways before the two minute and fifty second mark was even past, it’s obvious that the learning environment
In all my years in the public education system, I’ve had some terrible teachers. But you? By far the worst I’ve ever experienced. I don’t mean this in a cocky, “fuck you” kind of way. If I did, that would imply I care about what you think about me. Heads up: I don’t. I never have and I never will. The reasons should be explained within this piece.