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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Today's Recommended Reading

See Self-esteem run amok at Adrienne's Corner.My commentary below the fold:

Back in 1996-1997, two edicts about grading papers were issued by the school administration of a private school where I was working:

1. Don't make wrong answer with an "x." because an "x" hurts a student's feelings.

2. Don't use red ink to grade papers because red ink "alarms" students. We teachers were then issued a supply of pens with purple ink.

I defied both edicts, completed my contract, and resigned at the end of the year.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the linky love.

    Over time don't you think the purple ink would have caused just as much alarm? And what's wrong with a bit of alarm? Sort of like saying, "hey dope - how about a little more study and less computer gaming?"

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  2. One would think that with all that self-esteem, they could actually do something.

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