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"16 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in School".
Posted by Craig on 05:16:00 AM in Life
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It is REALLY boring to read self-help stuff from 28-year-olds. I hope he writes the same column 30 years from now.
July 30, 2008 at 06:34 AM
Kinda funny, actually. It's sort of like teenagers who discover something wonderful their parents know nothing about -- procreative activities!! I attempted to use a more concise, three-letter term, but the spam filter flagged it. ;->=
I try to help my students 'learn' most of those things. (And why didn't he title that "16 Things I wish I Had Learned in School?" It would have been more appropriate.) Some do, some don't. Quite a few get pretty cranky when I go into something that "won't be on the test." Can I 'teach' those things (which I agree are very useful) to students who don't care, or want only 'course material' stuff, or who don't see any immediate use for them? Probably not.
Look. Learning/teaching is interactive. Much like a bank account, students can't take more out than they put in.
The problem with lack of experience is lack of experience.
July 30, 2008 at 01:30 PM
I have always had a big problem with all the "positive thinking" stuff, it sounds a lot like magic. While I acknowledge that being negative is not going to be an asset, I don't see wild optimism as a very desirable thing either.
July 30, 2008 at 04:51 PM
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