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  1. No New Wars commented on Frazz 28 days ago

    It’s because teaching has got all tied up with method. Gifted kids do not fit in to that model.

  2. No New Wars commented on Frazz 28 days ago

    I was like that too. I could converge on the solution to simultaneous equations by ‘feel’. When the Head of Maths (who had taught us to do dead reckoning and mental arithmetic) got a new job, the replacement teacher was freaked out by me. I could also do logarithms to four significant figures and square roots to six or seven digits.

    It was scary how the skill faded away within about 8 years through lack of practice.

  3. No New Wars commented on Candorville 29 days ago

    I think I had what Lemont had. Except I still have the barking cough.

  4. No New Wars commented on Candorville 30 days ago

    @DavidHuieGreen “You are what you do.

    That is a harsh way of treating adults – labelling them for life for making a mistake. Doing it to young children who need to be taught how to be good citizens is cruel and random. Is a 2-year old girl to be called a shin-kicking thug as an adult? Is a 3 year old boy to be called a bed-wetter as an adult? Is a 4-year old who takes more than their fair share of sweets to be labelled a thief all their life?

    What do you think happens when a child who is called ‘clumsy’ – which is all of them when aged 5 – feels as an adult? Especially if they are tall.

    It is important to differentiate between the person and their behaviour, especially in small children.

    Frankly, you might be a good person, but the attitude you are displaying here is downright nasty, vindictive and damaging.

  5. No New Wars commented on Candorville about 1 month ago

    What a lot of people commenting here believe the solution to violence, or the threat of violence, is more violence.

    That explains so much about USA society and the reaction to the USA’s foreign policy.

    Some of the world sees the USA as the bully and I suspect they are working toward being a bigger bully back.

    How do you see this escalation of violence ending? Genocide of the Middle East?

  6. No New Wars commented on Soup to Nutz about 1 month ago

    Yeah, have a good time going out begging and demanding money with menaces.

    I wish we’d banned the practice over here before it took off.

  7. No New Wars commented on Soup to Nutz about 1 month ago

    “I wonder who that could be?” —> Oh, she knew all right.

  8. No New Wars commented on Soup to Nutz about 1 month ago

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24194533

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2092315/Traffic-warden-Hakim-Berkani-exposed-secret-10-tickets-day-quota-scheme.html

  9. No New Wars commented on Soup to Nutz about 1 month ago

    Too near reality.