Re: FCPS teaching with youtube
Date: May 14, 2015 10:54PM
Your son passed the SOL because it is not a difficult test and it does not take much more than getting half of them right to pass.
You are talking about a teaching method where students are to watch lectures at home and then do the practical work at school. It assumes that students want to learn and will actually watch the video and take notes. I see this as a huge mistake because that premise is way off the mark. The majority of students are not very motivated, whine for better grades, never study for a test because they can retake it and at some schools get half credit on assignments when they have not even done them!
The schools need to be taken back from those who have no idea what goes on in the classroom and given back to the teacher so they can teach, test and grade. The outcome will be that students will become responsible for their learning and their grades will truly reflect what they know.