The Dragonfly Forest

They have been given names such as devil’s darning needle, ear sewer, horse stinger, skeeter hawk, and the snake’s servant. Actually, Dragonflies are beneficial, peaceful, and stunning. You are a Dragonfly if you are: ADD/ADHD, dyslexic, dysgraphic, Asperger’s, NLVD, autistic…

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Students don't fail the educational system is failing our students!

So are we going in the right direction with education? 

I have said it before and will continue to say this until the education system changes - when a teacher gives a student failing grade (D or F) then that teacher is FAILING the student.  A school district should never accept that a teacher will allow a student to end the school year without knowing the necessary curriculum.  A student who has received a D or F in a class is NOT learning the curriculum.   A teacher is NOT doing their job if they are allowing students to leave their classroom without knowing the necessary information.  If the student is resistant, then find out why and get extra help for that student so they can LEARN the subject matter!  Why are students in school?  Why are we as a society allowing teachers to get paid and not teach, so all students are learning and being successful?  Granted there are some great teachers out there, and this post is NOT directed toward them.  This post is directed toward school districts that have even 1 student that is receiving a D, F, or has dropped out!  Changes need to occur!!

Watch Ken Robinson's video "How to Escape Education's Death Valley."

If you made it this far - check out previous posts on grades & learned helplessness

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