OT Re: Reading age of 3 (was: Re: Computers for children)

From: Uncle Roger <sinasohn_at_ricochet.net>
Date: Tue Jan 19 16:38:27 1999

At 07:53 PM 1/17/99 +0000, you wrote:
>Of course being cynical, I could say that it's easier on the teacher to
>have to teach less complex stuff. I am not saying the the lowest students
>are the easiest to teach, but the brightest ones certainly aren't. The
>latter are likely to question just about everything that the teacher says
>(as I was known to do...)

Actually, that's not true. The easiest thing for the teacher to do is to
give kids lessons that a) interest them and b) are at their level. Lessons
that are too difficult are frustrating and lessons that are too simple are
boring. Either way, you end up with kids looking for something else to do,
which is generally cause trouble (for the teacher.)

(Speaking from experience on both sides of the issue.)

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