The Hotter-than-You-Know-Where Education Buzz Carnival is on at Bellringers.
Mamacita thinks we’re overprotecting our children.
Our kids have never organized their own games, made their own friends, walked to the neighborhood store, jumped rope, been outside after dark, put lightning bugs in a jar, or gotten dirty without a scolding.
Today’s kids get passing grades without really passing, sports trophies without really playing, and attendance awards even when they’ve missed six days for orthodontia appointments. Bullies receive more sympathy and help than their victims. Disruptive students are allowed to remain in our classrooms, destroying the learning opportunity for other kids. (Disability or not, no child should be included IF that student presents a danger to other children, or in any way prevents other children from learning. I’m not backing down on this one.)
New blogger ICE.Teacher has a light bulb moment while teaching drama improv: Why not use the same techniques to free students’ creativity in writing class?
Mrs. Mama Hen is hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling.