On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

On A Claire Day

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  1. jimshari222

    jimshari222 said, 5 months ago

    Most will play. Good luck with security to prevent their theft!

  2. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Unfortunately, I recently heard that children’s learning has NOT improved by supplying computers in the classrooms. Unfortunately, learning depends on a desire for knowledge and the ability of the teacher to inspire.


    Most of what I learned was self taught (studied French in school, taught myself Spanish; studied math in school, taught myself various phases of Engineering; studied drafting in school, taught myself AutoCAD) but now-a-days I am increasing my knowledge of health and fitness (mostly online) because I know I won’t live forever, but I want to be healthy and enjoy it as long as I can.

  3. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @DAZZ

    It’s not up to the teachers to inspire a desire for knowledge, that’s up up to the parents, who mold the kids minds for five years before the teachers get them. Apathetic parents make apathetic kids and there’s usually not much a teacher can do at that point (though sometimes there are exceptions!).

  4. msowards

    msowards said, 5 months ago

    @DAZZ

    Well as they say, “You can lead a horse to water….”.
    I’ve found it is the subject matter and how well the instructor can inspire the students imagination. Even if you are “teaching yourself” you are usually doing it with written info from someone else.

  5. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 5 months ago

    My nephew is just playing games on his iPad at every opportunity. I can’t imagine him reading Henry James instead of those games that I can’t remember the name of.

  6. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith said, 5 months ago

    @sleeepy2

    Good job of finger pointing. Good teachers can inspire, bad ones can’t. Good parents can help compensate for poor teachers. Everyone has a job to do. Sadly, the schools around me are more propaganda mills than educational institutions.

    So, if it’s all up to the parents, lets cut out the extraneous and go to home schooling. My daughter is doing that, and her kids are doing great.

  7. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 5 months ago

    @Charles Smith

    That’s actually a good idea – home schooling. People I’ve talked to are afraid their kids will miss the social experience. I say it’s worth missing that to use the time to actually study, instead of jostling and insulting each other in the halls and then sitting down for a few short minutes to a lethargic teacher who is trying to goldbrick.

  8. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    My parents never inspired me to read or study, but they provided me with plenty of books and I bought more (especially when I was into SiFi during my HS days) A group of friends played chess and exchanged books; my parents bookshelves in the basement was our unofficial library. It was just a few of my best teachers who really inspired me to learn subjects in which I otherwise had no interest.

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