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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
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2014-03-20 07:44:47 AM  
5 votes:
Because everyone's a winner and gets a trophy!!!!

Quit coddling kids, failure can make them stronger.
2014-03-20 07:46:02 AM  
4 votes:
Oh FFS....
2014-03-20 08:23:21 AM  
2 votes:

Sybarite: tells teachers to mark in green instead

Green is not a creative color.

And once kids get used to green as the color in which they receive bad grades, they'll start to think that green is a "very negative color."  Then they'll have to go back to red, or maybe move to purple.  The color itself is irrelevant; the association in students' minds between red and bad grades is the issue.  Anyone smarter than a school administrator would know that.
2014-03-20 07:47:36 AM  
2 votes:
The importance of a bad education is that you can become a school board administrator.
2014-03-20 07:47:01 AM  
2 votes:
My accountant agrees.
2014-03-20 07:46:40 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:51:10 AM  
1 vote:

gimlet: My most recent professor was clearly from the old camp as my first paper was marked from top to bottom with red ink. I had deja-vu from my 90's high school experience.

The main difference between then and now is that I appreciated the work she put into the grading. I could tell that she cared about her job and  actually read my paper.  It is a shame that kids in the future will not

I always find it more disturbing to get a low grade or disapproval for a task without knowing where the mistake was made.  In school or work, just telling someone that they did it wrong without explaining what was done wrong will not make a better productive student or worker.  Sure, people are smart enough to figure it out in time, but why waste time getting there.

We had two new people added to my department at work, one transferred from another department and the other is a new hire.  We are getting rid of the transfer, sending him back, and keeping the new hire.  The new hire listens, so we can work with that.  The transfer keeps lying about what he does and claiming to be taking all the blame, like we have no way of knowing who does what.  So he knows he is failing, but can't seem to understand he would need to change his actions to make it work.  For a guy more than 10 years younger than me, I would think he wouldn't be so set in his ways.
2014-03-20 10:37:16 AM  
1 vote:
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I remember this faux outrage from 5 or 10 years ago.
It's been so long ago I don't remember how long it's been.
Can't Daily Fail come up with new material anymore?  I know Fark can't.
2014-03-20 09:16:58 AM  
1 vote:
Isn't it about time that DailyMail has to pay fark for greenlighting their thousands of links, and gets stamped with a Sponsored Post tag?
2014-03-20 09:08:17 AM  
1 vote:
PS..  I substituted before I taught and I met a lot of admins.. I'm trying hard but can't think of one that I thought was exceptionally smart or competent.  Maybe back in high school I knew a few.

I rarely met an incompetent teacher.  Most of them are desperately trying to get through insane workloads.. modern heroes for putting up with what they do.  Honestly, the pay was way too low for the insane amount of hours I was expected to work (you are expected to do many hours of planning and paperwork on your own time).
2014-03-20 09:01:01 AM  
1 vote:
From my brief experience in the doomed American Education System, I can picture the buffoon who came up with this.  It's one idiot after the other in mid and upper management tripping over each other to come up with the latest hot new idea, but they're all too dimwitted to come up with an actual good, effective idea. 

Incidentally, I took a look at my old high school.  One of my old classmates is the principal now.  She wasn't bright, but she was one of those people who'd tattle on everyone.  She wasn't smart enough to be in our gifted program, or even the honors program, and she probably wasn't an exceptional student in the regular program, either. 

There's a lot more brains at the bottom of the education system where most people have degrees in a subject field and a certificate to teach (i.e., an engineer teaching math versus an education major teaching math).  People with teaching certificates seemed to rarely get promoted.

I guess the administrators are selected based on their aptitude at kissing ass.. who knows, because they sure are farking dumb.  I had superiors who could not even understand my own state requirements.. written in technical mathematical jargon that they might have been able to comprehend if they hadn't spent their four college years studying education theory.
2014-03-20 08:16:55 AM  
1 vote:
And the meek weak shall inherit the earth, and promptly die of a stubbed toe.

AMF wimps, the planet won't remember you.
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2014-03-20 08:09:52 AM  
1 vote:
2014-03-20 07:46:23 AM  
1 vote:
Daily Fail shrieking about something being 'banned'? I'm sensing large quantities of BS in the vicinity.
2014-03-20 07:46:00 AM  
1 vote:
Again? This was a fringe thing when I was in high school about 15 years ago.
2014-03-20 07:44:57 AM  
1 vote:
I always thought it was correct.  As in, let me correct this for you.

/I made people cry editing.
2014-03-20 07:38:19 AM  
1 vote:
tells teachers to mark in green instead

Green is not a creative color.
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