Sunday, September 14, 2008


Teachers should follow a class of kids from K-5. This would allow the class and the teacher to know each other very well, kids would become more comfortable with the teacher, and the teacher would know how different kids learn and are motivated.


IGnatius T Foobar said...

The only problem with that is that some kids are going to get stuck with bad teachers for six years. My son had excellent teachers in kindergarten and second grade, but his first grade teacher was totally incompetent (and even tried to have him labeled 'ADHD' and drugged up). Things would really be bad if he were stuck with that teacher for six years.

(By the way, there's actually no such thing as ADHD. It was made up by Big Pharma to sell neurotoxins to children.)

Garrett Moffitt said...

This is why I also advocate teacher evaluations.

I suggest you take some time to learn the science of ADHD and spend less time spreading conspiracy theories.

I mean, people like you are hurting and killing people by spreading your lies.

jagwio said...

Hurting and killing people by not getting kids their ADHD meds? That's ridiculous.

ADHD is incredibly overdiagnosed, so it's easy to see why people get up in arms about it.

But yeah, methyl-phenidate and amphetamine aren't neurotoxins either.

Garrett Moffitt said...

I was referring to the posters ridiculous comment that 'Big Pharma' makes things up to hurt children. That attitude has a body count. It's the same attitude that allows the anti-vaccine crowd to spread their lies and misinformation and that kills people.

If they don't get ADHD meds you are hurting them.

No, I am not advocating throwing meds at children becasue there teacher thinks they act up to much. It's a real problem that can be diagnosed. As with any such diagnoses have different qualified people evaluate the person.

I'm sorry I wasn't clear in my previous reply.

Phoenix said...

I came here to comment on the original post (as a former teacher), but everyone is so far offtopic, the light reflected from the topic won't reach us for years.

So nevermind.

What I mean by 'Idea'

By 'Idea' I mean something practical. This might be an improvement or something new but it should be practical.
For example:
"We should all have jet packs."
While a great idea, it's not very practical.
If I had an idea on how to improve the thrust/weight ratio, then that would be a practical idea. That being the only real problem that would need to be solved for jet packs.