Tuesday, October 02, 2007

When Multiple Intelligence projects go wrong

Two middle school teachers assigned their students to come up with an advertisement that extols the virtues of slavery and their plantation.

Bad idea!

I have previously expressed my distaste for the overuse of projects in school as an attempt to satisfy the... ahem... slavish devotion that many educators have to this particular fad called multiple intelligences.

Good Day to You, Sir


Texas Truth said...
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Texas Truth said...

What in the hell were these teachers thinking? I am amazed at the total lack of thought of some of today's (newer) educators. I see it in my school...Give a project or group work and call it education. Most of the time these projects are nothing but busy work so the teacher does not have to teach.

This is why teachers get a bad name. It is a good thing I am not an administrator. However, I probably would not last a year. I would either be fired or die of a heart attack!

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Huh? Well, that's an original idea anyway. Guess me talking about what a thorn in the side of the US from the birth of the constitution to the Civil War was a waste of time...