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    Default Erasers are an ‘instrument of the devil'

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...-academic.html

    Erasers are an ‘instrument of the devil' and should be banned from classrooms because they encourage children to feel ashamed about mistakes, a King’s College visiting professor says.
    Instead, we need a culture where children are not afraid to make mistakes, they look at their mistakes and they learn from them, where they are continuously reflecting and improving on what they’ve done, not being enthralled to getting the right answer quickly and looking smart.

    "They need to be interested in the process of getting the right answer because that’s what it is like in the big wide world.
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    The executives at Big Rubber aren't going to like this.
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    The bigger issue of teaching kids to learn from their mistakes and head towards the right answer is a good one.


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    It's more like furthering the ever expanding army of precious and unique little snowflakes.
    Can't wait until the real world crushes their spirits and runs roughshod all over their worthless delicate asses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoB!NoB!NoB! View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoB!NoB!NoB! View Post
    Kids need grades, they need competition, they need their work reviewed. They need some unobtainable goals / standards so they can "shoot for the stars and hit the moon"

    Participation trophies are for sucks.
    I don't think scientist guy is saying children need participation awards, more they should be taught to embrace failure as a means to end, the end being success
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    Hey! Life IS a giant Kobayashi Maru!


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    Quote Originally Posted by NoB!NoB!NoB! View Post
    Mistakes do need to be corrected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoB!NoB!NoB! View Post
    I can agree with the above statement, but framing this with 'erasers are bad' is misguided then.

    Mistakes do need to be corrected.
    He was on the radio yesterday here, he was saying draw a line through it, or highlight the mistake in a different colour then do it right, he cited examples of kids who make the same mistake every time as they can't refer back to where they go wrong. Another noted teacher was saying that he gets his pupils to do rough work on separate sheets and then when ready the pupils do a good clean copy on new sheets. Again leaving a back track to a record of where you go wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adouglasmhor View Post
    He was on the radio yesterday here, he was saying draw a line through it, or highlight the mistake in a different colour then do it right, he cited examples of kids who make the same mistake every time as they can't refer back to where they go wrong. Another noted teacher was saying that he gets his pupils to do rough work on separate sheets and then when ready the pupils do a good clean copy on new sheets. Again leaving a back track to a record of where you go wrong.
    That's how the schools I went to worked. Even now (when not using analysis packages) I still do a lot of 'workings out' on rough sheets.
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