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Clay
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0 posted 04-11-2000 11:50 PM       View Profile for Clay   Email Clay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Clay

I just wanted to bring this up and see what others had to say about it.  I am 14 years old and I'm in highschool right now.  
     I have a problem with school somtimes, it's a condition that everyone has in school... but some don't care or recognize it.  The condition is that we no longer learn to learn, we learn to get the grade.  That has been drilled into our heads.  No matter what it's all the grade.  Doesn't matter if you know it, it's the grade, and goes the other way, doesn't matter if you dont' know it, it's the grade.  No one ever learns to learn, well at least most of my generation.  I don't know how to overcome this problem but I'm working on it.  I notice i may be doing a lot more work then I need to be doing just for the reason of making the grade, and not for the reason of actually learning the material.  People study for a test, not for life... when I study a list of words for German class I don't say to myself "ok, I'm going to learn these and hold them in my head for the rest of my life so they will benefit me"  I say "ok, gonna learn this, take the test and then not care about it".
      Anyway I guess I'm kind of going on a tangent on somthing that doesn't really pertain to anything I was just wondering if maybe anyone knows what I'm talking about it.  I've been thinking of doing homschool for maybe that will help me get out of that condition.  And I've been trying to do extra things, read about what interests me (psychology mostly, or science) and try to tell myself that I"m doing it because I want to know this to get smarter, not so it willl be on some paper that I did it.
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1 posted 04-12-2000 12:03 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I think the difference is learning to LOVE to learn....to get excited about the discoveries you can make when you learn something new...what subject excites you? History, Math, Geography? Explore them...read them..and enjoy them....

Teachers are often overworked and have to abide by the curriculum they've been given.. their joy of teaching you to learn may be overridden by the School Board's need to move the class along, get the higher test scores...

Sorry, I'm not a teacher...but I love to learn...my advice...READ.... even on your own...read.....
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2 posted 04-12-2000 09:06 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

I agree with Sharon, read...read...read...!! I love reading! It's a great way to broaden your horizons and it's enjoyable and ya don't get tested on it!

Good luck!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie



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