Morgan Bayda's blog on Dan Brown's An Open Letter to Educators speaks about how some methods of teaching should change. Dan makes this video two weeks after dropping out of class because of the teaching methods. He say's that the schooling interferes with his education. I agree with the things they both have to say. I usually do make good grades off of my memory but a few months down the road I have done forgot everything that I had learned. I enjoy classes where I do get to interact with other people instead of just sitting in a desk for hours listening to a teacher go over a power point every single day. I just go to class and take in some of the things their saying, but for the most part I just learned right before the test off memorization. While I'm thankful that I am able to make good grades that way, it kinda beats the purpose of going to school in the first place. I hope when I become a teacher that I am able to do things that will draw their attention. I always wanted to be the best at whatever I do. I believe being the best teacher means more than just having students with good grades. I believe it has a lot to do with making that student the best he/she can be to make the world a better place.
Don't Let Them Take Pencils home was very confusing to me at first. It actually only made since to me when I heard someone say that the pencil was a computer. Then I read it again substituted computer for pencil. Only then did it start making since. I was wondering why people in low income areas thought that pencils could be a problem as being used as entertainment. I even had to read the article one more time to understand it more. They are arguing about whether computers will make their kids smarter. I like how the point was made that even if they do play hangman that their will be some learning going on there also. I think that is true. I believe playing nintendo games can help someone become smarter. They can make you be faster at solving things and seeing things.