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(Daily Mail)   A school has banned teachers from marking in red pen because is it judged a 'very negative colour'   ( divider line
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2014-03-20 07:56:46 AM  
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2014-03-20 08:23:23 AM  
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ChrisDe: I thought black was a negative color?

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2014-03-20 07:40:27 AM  
2 votes:
Can we ban grades and just be done with this?
2014-03-20 11:27:15 AM  
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2014-03-20 11:24:53 AM  
1 vote:
I had a teacher in my middle school gifted program (great teacher actually) who marked papers with green checks because she thought red x's were too negative.

The first day we got an assignment back, everyone in the class was happy with their results... Until I raised my hand and asked her why a wrong answer had a green check next to it on my paper.

The sudden panic on everyone else's face followed by instant crushing disappointment when they took a second look at their assignment was priceless. I only wish I had been born in a time with phone video cameras.
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 09:37:49 AM  
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Cerebral Ballsy: 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).

Nearly every state (and I'm only saying nearly because I don't know definitively that it's all states, but every one I'm familiar with, certainly) requires a bachelor of science major (or equivalent in credits) in a subject area before they'll let you attempt the certification testing for that subject matter. Praxis II - Content is... lively. High school teachers are certified for that subject area only. If one wants more than one area of certification, they have to do additional tests. Elementary school requires the same number of credit hours, but the equivalent-to-major requirement is more generalized, as is the certification test.
2014-03-20 09:26:22 AM  
1 vote:
When I was teaching in Taiwan we had a similar policy. We could check or x out or make corrections in red, but any long comments such as "Dear Jenny, please make sure put a space between the words 'pen' and 'is'" had to be in another color.
2014-03-20 08:46:01 AM  
1 vote:
I've had a habit of avoiding red when marking my students' tests and papers for a number of years now, but it has nothing to do with it being "too negative".  It has more to do with my not liking to do the same damned thing all the time.
2014-03-20 08:24:42 AM  
1 vote:
Excellent. Let's deprive kids of negative feedback when they make mistakes or don't even try. That way the real world will be a complete surprise later and it will be hilarious.
2014-03-20 08:24:40 AM  
1 vote:

HMS_Blinkin: 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."

Yep, the whole idea is just developmentally disabled.
2014-03-20 07:47:36 AM  
1 vote:
The importance of a bad education is that you can become a school board administrator.
2014-03-20 07:47:01 AM  
1 vote:
My accountant agrees.
2014-03-20 07:46:40 AM  
1 vote:
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 07:40:19 AM  
1 vote:
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