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Instant Education

We've created a generation that has stopped thinking.

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Visitor Comments: 45

(45) Lara, July 9, 2010 4:45 AM

Education should be entertaining

An adults attention span is 15 minutes. Something needs to happen even as small as the professor walking across the front of the room or handing out papers. One can't listen forever and absorb. Good teachers are entertaining. They bring students in with prior knowledge. The educate and engage them with information and then students get to try it out with active learning. Learning should be fun and entertaining. I completely remember my teachers who had a sense of humor and I remember what he taught me. I hope my students will look back and feel the same about me.

(44) Eliu, June 14, 2010 10:48 PM

Our times

Most people has stopped thinking because maybe they think technology, bring us answers, and a fast way to do things. You push a bottom in microwave, push in TV sets, PC's, refrigerator, car, radio, etc. But spiritual thinks, family, real education doesn't work that way. Always God ask for us to stop and think about our ways.

(43) Neta, June 6, 2010 4:08 AM

Limit them

You have to tell them when it's enough, when they just have to stop already. Unplug the cable, cancel their texting, ask them about the Parsha or how they did in school, discuss with them at dinner the news. Ask for their opinion, what they Think.

(42) Anonymous, June 5, 2010 9:27 PM

Put them in a survival camp

Take them out of school for one thing. They learn all their bad habits from their teachers and classmates. Let them unwind, then homeschool them, if you can. Spend quality time with your family together. Go to a survival camp. Not to a FUN WORLD!! Give them responsibilities, especially at home. Do not reward them for doing chores. Assign each child a task to do for the family - laundry, dishes, garbage, sweep the floor / vacuum. Attend shul, give the boys responsibilites at shul, give them a chance to lead other kids in davening. Girls, help your family with housework. Help your siblings with homework. Do community chesed. Adopt a family in need. Get rid of TV, videos, cell phones, iphones, and other interesting gadgets. Thanks for listening!

(41) Anonymous, June 4, 2010 7:32 PM

How to Think

You're absolutely right! I substitute teach in two private schools, and there is a dearth of thinking in one, and in the other, their motto is "Where thinking is critical...teaching kids how to think, not what to think." Keep spreading your wonderful message...We do need to unplug some of the instant media, which is mistaken for true communication!

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