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    Aaw you want to spend more time with me.
    Yes I want you to develop a trust in me so that you won't misbehave in future.
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    What is your view of the educational system currently?
    I personally felt at that age that education was really dull, and that the stuff we were learning was pointless.
    Do you show your students the practical application of the skills they learn: essentially why it is they are learning what they are?
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    (Original post by Bedo)
    Do you ever say the word "head" very slowly in front of the boys in your class?


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    Do you sometimes laugh to yourself at ridiculous names on a register?
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    (Original post by Prit B)
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    It's alright I guess.

    (Original post by hellodave5)
    What is your view of the educational system currently?
    I personally felt at that age that education was really dull, and that the stuff we were learning was pointless.
    Do you show your students the practical application of the skills they learn: essentially why it is they are learning what they are?
    No I don't show them the practical application often because there is not enough time. We have to teach a massive curriculum and often we're just cramming facts and formulas into their heads. We're very limited in what we can do.

    I also believe that our attitude towards education in Britain is really poor compared to, say, Singapore and Finland. People in those countries really value educational success and it's those that don't succeed in school and those that do disrupt who are usually seen as the losers. In this country, we glorify the rude and rebellious students who disrupt the education of others and those that do as they are told are called names like 'teacher's pet' and 'keeno'.
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    (Original post by EdenHazard)
    Do you sometimes laugh to yourself at ridiculous names on a register?
    Yep.

    I'd probably laugh if there were an 'Eden Hazard'.
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    It's alright I guess.



    No I don't show them the practical application often because there is not enough time. We have to teach a massive curriculum and often we're just cramming facts and formulas into their heads. We're very limited in what we can do.

    I also believe that our attitude towards education in Britain is really poor compared to, say, Singapore and Finland. People in those countries really value educational success and it's those that don't succeed in school and those that do disrupt who are usually seen as the losers. In this country, we glorify the rude and rebellious students who disrupt the education of others and those that do as they are told are called names like 'teacher's pet' and 'keeno'.
    Agreed
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    Yep.

    I'd probably laugh if there were an 'Eden Hazard'.
    Interesting, other questions;

    - Do you see yourself as a classical Economist or Keynesian Economist?
    - What team do you support?
    - Is there a more talented player than Eden Hazard out there?
    - What subject do you teach?
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    What's the funniest thing that has happened in the classroom?

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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    It's alright I guess.



    No I don't show them the practical application often because there is not enough time. We have to teach a massive curriculum and often we're just cramming facts and formulas into their heads. We're very limited in what we can do.

    I also believe that our attitude towards education in Britain is really poor compared to, say, Singapore and Finland. People in those countries really value educational success and it's those that don't succeed in school and those that do disrupt who are usually seen as the losers. In this country, we glorify the rude and rebellious students who disrupt the education of others and those that do as they are told are called names like 'teacher's pet' and 'keeno'.
    What good is teaching raw facts, if its not meaningful and interesting? To the less academically inclined children (due to things such as socioeconomic status and parental education), they may not give a crap.

    I remember I barely ever did any homework ever; got detention every week (cause you know, it worked the first time in getting me to do homework )... and saw no point in the work, so didn't give any effort.
    I hated early education in school and 6th form. Worst time of my life... felt completely failed by the schooling system. Sort it out plz :P

    What do you think is the route of the differences in values between as you say the UK and places like Singapore and Finland? Just the wider societal value placed on education which is then expressed through the kids attitudes?

    Would you say that teachers have appropriate understanding of child psychology and that of learning? From my educational experiences there are many that didn't know anything of it.
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    (Original post by hellodave5)

    What do you think is the route of the differences in values between as you say the UK and places like Singapore and Finland? Just the wider societal value placed on education which is then expressed through the kids attitudes?

    Would you say that teachers have appropriate understanding of child psychology and that of learning? From my educational experiences there are many that didn't know anything of it.

    Some of my teaching colleagues have been to Singapore and, from what they said, it didn't seem as if the curriculum there was drastically different. All they noticed was that students listened carefully to the teacher, followed their instructions and worked hard outside of school too. In fact, some students seemed to be workaholics.

    Low level disruption was barely ever seen; I think the worst thing you could see there was the occasional student daydreaming or staring out of the window. The lessons were not necessarily all singing, all dancing either. A lot of them were boring and content-heavy.
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    (Original post by EdenHazard)
    Interesting, other questions;

    - Do you see yourself as a classical Economist or Keynesian Economist?
    - What team do you support?
    - Is there a more talented player than Eden Hazard out there?
    - What subject do you teach?
    - Wot
    - Man City
    - Yes, James Rodriguez has more talent
    - Maths

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    What's the funniest thing that has happened in the classroom?

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    Me farting loudly.
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    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/sting...closetome.html
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)

    Me farting loudly.
    Did the students react to that lol


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    Explain the lyrics to me please.

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    Did the students react to that lol


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    Some laughed, some reacted with disgust.
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    Explain the lyrics to me please.



    Some laughed, some reacted with disgust.
    Clearly the lyrics are about the tensions which can and do exist between for example but not exclusively, male teachers and teenage girls.
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    (Original post by Limpopo)
    Clearly the lyrics are about the tensions which can and do exist between for example but not exclusively, male teachers and teenage girls.
    Yeah I've been there... Kinda awkward...

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