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Jeff Danziger

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  1. Kali39

    Kali39 said, about 3 years ago

    What’s he saying? Blessed are the cheesemakers?

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 3 years ago

    The string through the fingers game, I never could get the hang of it.
    One of the core items that is neglected in today’s schools.

  3. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, about 3 years ago

    Maybe we ought to go back to rote memorization; that seems to be working for the countries that score higher than the US on tests.

  4. amorris

    amorris said, about 3 years ago

    Not mainly the psychologists and counselors, though they played a part, the main reason teachers can’t flunk students is parents and lawyers.

  5. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years ago

    ahab: or Polynesian.

  6. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    “It was that way for YEARS before the “Psychologists” and “Family Counselors” got involved.”

    It was. That was while they were still committed to an educated populace. When they decided they could accomplish more with an uneducated populace, they went to psychologists and ‘counselors’ and social engineering.

    They call it ‘education’, but it should be spelled ‘propaganda’.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    Today is the first day of school (Mon)
    From what I hear and read teachers are supposed to teach how to take a standardized test. Jeb! is still behind some of it.

  8. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    Apparently you’re not familiar with the much criticized No Child Left Behind policy or you’d get the reference.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    The biggest obstacles to good education in America today are the federal Department of Education followed by colleges of Education at universities. A bigger bunch of well documented idiots has never existed before in history.

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    Oh, for God’s sake. They weren’t listening to the psychologists. Psychologists (of which I am one) would tell you that schools would benefit from using a learning styles cycle (as they do in the UK and elsewhere), that you need a common curriculum that is based on state of the art science (as they do in Finland, with the best public schools in the world), and that different children learn in different ways, so you need either more resources for different styles or you need more teachers teaching in a more complex way.
    What we GOT were local school boards jamming their ignorant prejudices into schools (as in Texas) or relying on simplistic testing (which doesn’t work, but sure looks pretty and provides numbers), or fixed curricula relying on rote learning (which has limited usefulness), or people pushing religion into science courses.
    Don’t blame the psychologists — they know better.

  11. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    @pirate227

    “Apparently you’re not familiar with the much criticized No Child Left Behind policy or you’d get the reference.”
    That program was originally a W. program.
    Inexplicably the Obama administration just made a few minor changes and reauthorized it in 2009.
    A missed opportunity to try to catch up with the countries MM mentions.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    PhD in personality psychology
    MEd in human development
    BA in Psychology and Social Relations
    And an authority on global leadership assessment, actually.
    Not that I feel any need to justify to you — if you had read any of my comments (let alone absorbed them) you would already know.

  13. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    Thanks, Doc.

  14. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    Fair enough. I usually avoid responding to his comments, which are ignorant, stupid, or trollish to the point of absurdity. They’re not even GOOD trolling.

  15. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    I guess I have to read this book. I am getting a tad tired of neurophysiologists presenting themselves as experts on behavior, I have to say; there is a reason why “brain surgeons” are not psychologists.
    The notion that morality or at least altruism is encoded in the genes was proposed in a speculative way by E. O. Wilson, incidentally, in one of his sociobiological works. He made an interesting case.

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