School bans children from raising their hands

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  1. smile72
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    School children have been banned from putting up their hands in class when answering a question and are instead being told to raise a thumb like The Fonz.

    Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educa...nz-instead.html
     


  2. shlong

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    This is such unbelievable bollocks [​IMG]
     
  3. emigre

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    This sounds brilliant. Coolest kids ever.
     
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  4. Nujui

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    "I think it's a bit pointless, it's not benefiting their education - they could focus on other things."

    Completely agree with the instructor.
     
  5. ShinyJellicent12

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    Stupid, it's just stupid
     
  6. Narayan

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    the news just gets better and better.
     
  7. s4mid4re

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    wut

    I don't get how this 'creates a more relaxed classroom'
     
  8. Narayan

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    probably because you won't wave your hand and say "ME! ME! ME!".
    instead s2dntz calmly raise a thumb and waits to be called
     
  9. CarbonX13

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    For all I know, a more "relaxed" classroom is just another term for "boring". If you want kids to be educated, the last thing you need is for them to find school to be immensely boring. Even having kids raise their hands excitedly just to answer the question is a good way to turn up the atmosphere and promote learning throughout the classroom.
     
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  10. Hydreigon

    Hydreigon Isn't that DELICIOUS!?

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    Exactly what I'm thinking.
     
  11. KingVamp

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    Or they will just wave their thumbs...


    I seem ok I guess...,but I didn't see the reason to ban raise hands...

    If they really want them to pay attention, teach them with 3D.

    I read about 3D teaching the other day and that one article says it works.
     
  12. TwinRetro

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    You know what? This is actually pretty reasonable considering what has been in the news as far as schools go in the recent years.

    It's not infringing on anyone's rights
    It's not wasting taxpayer money
    It's thinking outside the box -- Something VERY rare from a school these days.

    I say more power to them.
     
  13. Narayan

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    y'know, this just made me remember what we did to our teacher.

    when she's facing the board we would all race hands, when she's are about to face us, we would pull our hands down.
    oh highschool.
     
  14. TehSkull

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    My school did this with popsicle sticks in 4th and 5th grade. Not every day, but most days.
    I hated it, but it was certainly effective.

    Come to think of it, I don't know why I hated it, since I raised my hand for questions all the time...
     
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    I read the title and assumed the school would be in some weird foreign place. Turns out it's about one hour from where I live. Crazy.
     
  16. DJ91990

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    No, I got a great idea! If you want the teach to call on you, flip the teach off! LUL!
     
  17. Maplemage

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  18. Thesolcity

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    Why is this news? [​IMG]
     
  19. naved.islam14

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    If they made it a pinky instead of a thumb everyone would think they need to go to the toilet. [​IMG]
     
  20. machomuu

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    AY!

    Okay, enough with the Fonz and now my real reaction:

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