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(Daily Mail)   A school has banned teachers from marking in red pen because is it judged a 'very negative colour'   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 162
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2014-03-20 07:38:05 AM  
How?
 
2014-03-20 07:38:19 AM  
tells teachers to mark in green instead

Green is not a creative color.
 
2014-03-20 07:38:33 AM  
The snowfalking continues
 
2014-03-20 07:40:19 AM  
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2014-03-20 07:40:27 AM  
Can we ban grades and just be done with this?
 
2014-03-20 07:42:31 AM  
I thought black was a negative color?
 
2014-03-20 07:44:47 AM  
Because everyone's a winner and gets a trophy!!!!


Quit coddling kids, failure can make them stronger.
 
2014-03-20 07:44:57 AM  
I always thought it was correct.  As in, let me correct this for you.

/I made people cry editing.
 
2014-03-20 07:45:32 AM  

ChrisDe: I thought black was a negative color?


Black is zero color. To be negative, you'd need less color than black.
 
2014-03-20 07:46:00 AM  
Again? This was a fringe thing when I was in high school about 15 years ago.
 
2014-03-20 07:46:02 AM  
Oh FFS....
 
2014-03-20 07:46:23 AM  
Daily Fail shrieking about something being 'banned'? I'm sensing large quantities of BS in the vicinity.
 
2014-03-20 07:46:40 AM  
Yup. You can't grade in red at the elem schools in my district. Most teachers use green or purple instead.

Then we'll have to change it in a couple years for the same reason.
 
2014-03-20 07:47:01 AM  
My accountant agrees.
 
2014-03-20 07:47:36 AM  
The importance of a bad education is that you can become a school board administrator.
 
2014-03-20 07:48:14 AM  

steamingpile: Because everyone's a winner and gets a trophy!!!!


Quit coddling kids, failure can make them stronger.


Yeah, look at you. You're a modern day Hercules!
 
2014-03-20 07:49:11 AM  

ChrisDe: I thought black was a negative color?


Blacks don't work. Reds are aggressive.

I think we need a rainbow pen.
 
2014-03-20 07:49:59 AM  
From the comments:

BeerDrinkingKangaroo, Sydney, Australia, 35 minutes ago

What's with the teacher marking? Is that a red tick for Question B? I'm a kangaroo and even I know 90 x 58 CANNOT equal 5267


Gold.
 
2014-03-20 07:53:09 AM  
Teaching college students I used to use a color-coding system where red was for things that were actually wrong, green was notations on incomplete answers, and point deductions were in red.  Albeit that was an upper-division engineering course so they got what I was doing immediately, even if I lost a pen and used a different three colors occasionally.

In other courses there would sometimes be multiple graders and we'd use different color pens and then not tell the students which TA used which color just to fark with them.

GoldSpider: Can we ban grades and just be done with this?


There are places that have tried doing this outright, but it's usually found that it doesn't work very well, since the core function of grades isn't a commentary on the value of the student so much as feedback for the teacher on how well the lesson is sinking in.

A couple of the lower-level places I've taught have done something a lot sillier with sort of the same effect, flooring final grades at 70/100 or adding points arbitrarily to some classes to make the scale go to 110, etc.  I've always found those kinds of "intentionally subvert the grading to make things look better" much, much more annoying than not grading at all.  But then, most of the times I've gone with "fark it, just do the homework because you need the practice, I'm only grading the exams" it's been college undergraduates, which is a different type of teaching.

// Honestly, the % grading scale is absolutely retarded to begin with if you aren't intentionally designing your tests such that the average falls relatively near to 50% in a normal distribution.  I you're not willing to deal with 20% of your students scoring under 30 points just use the letter-STD system, sheesh.
// For someone that doesn't enjoy it much I've done a lot of damned teaching.  I wish we'd fix the bloody primary/secondary school system so that constant goddamned volunteers weren't necessary.
 
2014-03-20 07:56:37 AM  
Well, how else are you supposed to see it?  I lived.
 
2014-03-20 07:56:46 AM  
Meh.
 
2014-03-20 07:58:13 AM  

nunyadang: The snowfalking continues


It's worse than you think.  It's been going on for years.  I remember reading about the negative effects of red ink at least 20 years ago.
 
2014-03-20 08:00:15 AM  
*color
 
2014-03-20 08:00:27 AM  

steamingpile: Because everyone's a winner and gets a trophy!!!!


Quit coddling kids, failure can make them stronger.


Actually, It does.
 
2014-03-20 08:02:04 AM  

vudukungfu: steamingpile: Because everyone's a winner and gets a trophy!!!!


Quit coddling kids, failure can make them stronger.

Actually, It does.


Good for you mister.
 
2014-03-20 08:02:59 AM  
 
2014-03-20 08:03:00 AM  

Cold_Sassy: vudukungfu: steamingpile: Because everyone's a winner and gets a trophy!!!!


Quit coddling kids, failure can make them stronger.

Actually, It does.

Good for you mister.


Let me mention, NO sarcasm whatsoever.
 
2014-03-20 08:03:54 AM  
I still grade everything in red ink when I can. It is visible, and it is obvious what it typically means.

/most of my "red ink" was the A at the top of the page
//public school is way, way too easy
 
2014-03-20 08:04:49 AM  
Delicate human psyches develop allergic-like reactions to red. Switch colour to green, all fixed now. We'll never look at green the same way as we looked at red, because green means go!

This is Golgafrinchan logic. Fantastic.
 
2014-03-20 08:05:30 AM  

Cold_Sassy: Good for you mister.


You look like Jane Curtain.
/That's a good thing.
 
2014-03-20 08:05:49 AM  
Oh boy, it's another "one school is doing a stupid thing, therefore ALL schools are doing it" article.
 
2014-03-20 08:05:55 AM  
My teachers usually marked in blue or green anyways,  they either couldn't be bothered to get a red pen or had lost it I suppose.

Red rooms have been known to increase heart rate and blood pressure.
http://www.psychologistworld.com/perception/color.php

What's there to mark anyway?  They don't correct spelling anymore,  that might stifle the little snowflake's creativity.

/goeng to collage to get me a jib
 
2014-03-20 08:06:27 AM  
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2014-03-20 08:07:17 AM  
NItzche and Darwin weap.

Where is your evolution and survival of the fittest now Neil DeGrasse Tyson?
 
2014-03-20 08:07:47 AM  

vudukungfu: Cold_Sassy: Good for you mister.

You look like Jane Curtain.
/That's a good thing.


Why thank you, I'm blushing!

/You've been a favorite of mine for a long time.  Because you make me laugh.  A lot.
 
2014-03-20 08:09:08 AM  

Cold_Sassy: vudukungfu: Cold_Sassy: Good for you mister.

You look like Jane Curtain.
/That's a good thing.

Why thank you, I'm blushing!

/You've been a favorite of mine for a long time.  Because you make me laugh.  A lot.


Another Fark connection is made.  I wish you both many manly children together.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-20 08:09:52 AM  
 
2014-03-20 08:11:15 AM  

ZAZ: Quick search on Fark finds:

2003: PC school bans red pens to make pupils feel better

2005: Teachers told to stop grading papers in stressful red ink. In related news, rejected TotalFark headlines to appear in kinder, gentler aquamarine

2008: Government 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

And more I'm too lazy to copy.


Shhh!  Someone in this has already said this is the only school ever to do it.  Aren't you paying attention?
 
2014-03-20 08:11:24 AM  
Back when I taught at a certain ACC school, we were given green pens for grading.  This has been going on for about a decade, and is the result of actual research.   When asked, my students replied: "Meh."
 
2014-03-20 08:11:57 AM  
Fark off, weener.
 
2014-03-20 08:12:25 AM  
She said that the system will see teachers make 'two or three positive comments' about homework.

Ok, the results of this test make it look like you're a f*cking idiot, but there's a very slim chance that you're not.  You can probably do better if you try really really hard next time.
 
2014-03-20 08:13:17 AM  

thesbis: Back when I taught at a certain ACC school, we were given green pens for grading.  This has been going on for about a decade, and is the result of actual research.   When asked, my students replied: "Meh."


ACC?   Anyone Can Come Community College?
 
2014-03-20 08:13:58 AM  

Sybarite: tells teachers to mark in green instead

Green is not a creative color.


Thank you for this.
 
2014-03-20 08:14:03 AM  

Chris Ween: I wish you both many manly children together.


We'll be getting a room, now.
got any of those magic fingers beds?
 
2014-03-20 08:15:57 AM  
"She told the paper: 'I think it was felt that red ink was a very negative colour.'"

Passive-aggressive egalitarian douchebaggery at its finest.
 
2014-03-20 08:16:55 AM  
And the meek weak shall inherit the earth, and promptly die of a stubbed toe.

AMF wimps, the planet won't remember you.
 
2014-03-20 08:17:02 AM  
This was discussed decades ago and probably once or twice before then. I'm sure the original intent came from accounting and your essay wanted to avoid being "in the red."

The color is not as important as the comment.
 
2014-03-20 08:19:25 AM  

socoloco: The importance of a bad education is that you can become a school board administrator.


Especially if you lack the cognitive and critical thinking skills to be a walmart greeter.
 
2014-03-20 08:20:49 AM  
Isn't that the whole point..?

What you got wrong is supposed to stand out?
 
2014-03-20 08:23:12 AM  
Congrats libs, you've won.  What other brilliant idea do you have to spare our youths shame, embarrassment, or hurt feelings?  Perhaps you can find the fountain of youth and keep them children forever
 
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