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What can we do to change education?

My name is Hunter. I am a senior in High School and my english class recently watched this video.
This question was asked to me by a teacher to me back in 9th grade. His take on this was that there should not be an A - F grading scale because all kids do is shoot for an A. That's all. Nothing past that. All they need is an A to make everyone happy. I agree with this statement 100%. The problem is, how do we fix this? What scale can we use in order to make schooling more beneficial to future students? How do we get students to reach their full potential?

Topics: education

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  • Apr 19 2013: We (the students) need to find a purpose, way too many people get educated because; That's what you do.
    We don't know why we study, we don't know why we learn what we learn, we don't know what other knowledge there might be out there, (unless you go out there and find it yourself) and it kills our motivation for good.
    It's because a "good" teacher will always tell you what to do, then how you do it, and then why, that's the commen way to teach. (Taxonomic levels) We should flip it around. Teachers should first present a question, a why, a reasoning, a drive to do something.(Do you wanna know how much money there's on your bank account if you leave it for 3 years) Students should now be allowed to guess, experiment, discuss and most importantly; Be wrong. With the teacher as a guide, who can lead the students on the right path. And that way the students will learn how they can solve the problem. And next time they are presented with the problem they know exactly what to do, how to do and why they do it.

    I apologize for any grammar mistakes, i'm not a native speaker.
    • Apr 21 2013: questioning is one of important way to guide us learning?

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