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Thread #149313   Message #3474332
Posted By: Bert
01-Feb-13 - 07:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: Death Trap Schoolrooms
Subject: RE: BS: Death Trap Schoolrooms is what YOU make of it...

Not the schools I went to Don. They were places where you sat down and did as you were told and were bored all day and every day because the teachers were incompetent. I went to many different schools in England and Wales and out of dozens of teachers only two were any good.

When I did well in a subject like math I was made to repeat boring stuff over and over and not once in any school did any teacher say, 'You're good at this, go on to the next book' so throughout my school life I spent math lessons grinding along at the pace of the slowest in class.

When I did poorly in a subject, like sports. Not once did any teacher say 'If you practice you will get better'.

Teachers in further education are much better, because students can vote with their feet. A poor teacher won't get any students. Also they treat their students with respect.