ArkAngel: Good. Kids need to learn that self-esteem can only come from accomplishments and actual knowledge.
ArkAngel: RED pen is bad for children's development. Or so say US researchers from University of Colorado who claim the pen colour can have a negative impact on how students feel about themselves and their teachers.Good. Kids need to learn that self-esteem can only come from accomplishments and actual knowledge.
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Grade in blue ink, but a staple a Burger King application to any of the little snowflakes who fail a math test.
C18H27NO3: The color of the pen is irrelevant as we had just been conditioned to know what that color implied.If today we started using chartreuse pens as a replacement then somewhere down the road this same story would not be a about red pens but rather chartreuse ones causing the same issues.
EnormousGreenRageMonster: And here I spent my school years being upset because I was wrong, and mad at myself for not getting things right. Clearly I should have been blaming the pens all along!
Mock26: Tell the researchers to shove their heads jam their alternate pen colors up their own farking arses!
Pocket Ninja: What a fascinating study and thoughtful article on a topic that's only been written and re-written about for the last decade or so. I look forward to the follow-up article next year in which it's suggested that marking assignments in red pen can cause anxiety in children, thereby hindering their development, and all of the fresh and very insightful commentary it creates.
AverageAmericanGuy: If the kids want less
calbert: I'm not calling this a repeat, because apparently some researchers have never heard of this before, but:PC school bans red pens to make pupils feel better Jan 23 2003Teachers told to stop grading papers in stressful red ink. In related news, rejected TotalFark headlines to appear in kinder, gentler aquamarine Apr 3 2005Government education study says using "aggressive" red pens to mark student's work could be harming the precious little snowflakes' psyches, suggest a hot pink or passionate mauve instead Dec 9 2008this really needs to fall under the concept of 'common knowledge' at this point.
Mithiwithi: I can't help but think that the researchers who do these studies would be a lot more credible - and a lot more useful - if they could scientifically demonstrate an approach that works better. Or if instead of just stopping at "it makes the kiddies anxious" they could go on to actually prove or disprove "and that makes them do worse in school".But I also can't help but think that science journalism would be a lot more useful if it actually told us what, exactly, the study concluded, rather than trying to reinterpret the study's conclusion in terms that they think their readers will understand. (Or rather, I suspect more accurately, in terms that the science journalist can understand.)/To be a bit more clear, I think the U of Colorado study's conclusion may not have been accurately represented in the article.
cptjeff: Mock26: Tell the researchers to shove their heads jam their alternate pen colors up their own farking arses!FTFY.
lewismarktwo: It's like people don't even remember that school was 99% bullshiat.
TorqueToad: Pocket Ninja: What a fascinating study and thoughtful article on a topic that's only been written and re-written about for the last decade or so. I look forward to the follow-up article next year in which it's suggested that marking assignments in red pen can cause anxiety in children, thereby hindering their development, and all of the fresh and very insightful commentary it creates.THIS.
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