Christine McKee

Lethbridge, Canada

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Christine McKee
Posted over 3 years ago
Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover
Richard, do you really think a maestro ever had to be forced to practice? I don't. I think people who go that far in music only do it because they love it - or can't live without it. For those people, practicing is not tedium, it is play-time.
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Christine McKee
Posted over 3 years ago
What is the true value (if any) of organized schooling?
Children can also gain confidence and skills as they interact with peers. They learn how to handle problems. They learn how they are in dealing with adults or authority figures. And they learn how it is to be away from mom and dad for a time. Public school isn't the only place these things could be learned, and poor lessons can be learned in the same arena - they could learn to feel inferior as they interact with peers, etc. I have heard of a child whose self-confidence was destroyed by a teacher. I've seen many positives in my children attending public school, which they've only done 25% of the time, but for a positive experience, a parent needs to be watchful, attentive, engaged with what's going on with the child at school. Children should not go to public school too early - age 8 is early enough.