Deep 6 FaWtL


Off-Topic Discussions

190,101 to 190,150 of 235,689 << first < prev | 3798 | 3799 | 3800 | 3801 | 3802 | 3803 | 3804 | 3805 | 3806 | 3807 | 3808 | next > last >>

3 people marked this as a favorite.
NobodysHome wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
...I'm not even old enough to remember the Cold War.

Ah, the good old days during the Reagan years of practicing nuclear attack drills.

All kinds of yuks!

We never had to do those. I imagine the assumption was that we were just a sort of tea-stained speedbump just before the Atlantic so were automatically doomed anyway...

EDIT: Those aren't tea-stains
That isn't a speedbump.

No further questions, please, if you value your sanity.


2 people marked this as a favorite.

Impus Major was a HUGE SCP fan before the game came out, reading every report, memorizing every creature and its strengths and weaknesses...

Needless to say, he's really really good at the game. "Oh, that SCP #238. Just do this..."


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Orthos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Orthos wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
Why doesn't the main character in a first-person game ever blink?
Play SCP: Containment Breach. Your character does blink, you even have a countdown timer until your next blink and a button to make yourself blink early or hold down to keep your eyes shut, and it has mechanical consequences, as there are several monsters in the game that react in different ways to being observed/not being observed.
that sounds freaking awesome. Thanks Ill check that out.

Some quick hints:

* 173 "The Statue" is the one you have to stare at. It looks like a concrete baby doll with a painted face. It works like a Boo from Mario, or a Weeping Angel from Doctor Who. If you break line of sight, it moves. If it catches you, you die.
* 096 "Shy Guy" is the opposite. It looks like a pale, gangly humanoid and is usually crying or screaming. If you see its face, it chases you until you die. Doors don't stop it. Close your eyes or look at the ground until you're past it or it leaves.
* 106 "The Old Man" you just have to run from. He looks like a dripping oil shadow. Half the time he'll kill you outright. The other half he teleports you to his private torture dimension. Getting him back in his cage is a big priority.
* 049 "Plague Doctor" is similar. Don't be fooled by his pleasant voice. If he touches you, you become a zombie.
* 939 "With Many Voices" you'll hear before you see, as a pained voice asking for help. You cannot help anyone. This is a lure. Avoid the voices as best you can.
* 682 "Invulnerable Reptile" .... Run. Just run.

what kind of insane game is this?
Survival horror. You're a D(isposable)-class inmate at the SCP Foundation when a mishap causes several of the monsters to, as the name implies, break containment. Some you can re-contain, sone you just have to avoid ad you attempt to navigate the place and escape alive.

some of these monsters sound fascinating, others sound unfair depending on the interface.


8 people marked this as a favorite.

Handling work a lot better today, though I'm mostly cutting pavers (Yay for Diamond tipped saws!).


3 people marked this as a favorite.
Limeylongears wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
...I'm not even old enough to remember the Cold War.

Ah, the good old days during the Reagan years of practicing nuclear attack drills.

All kinds of yuks!

We never had to do those. I imagine the assumption was that we were just a sort of tea-stained speedbump just before the Atlantic so were automatically doomed anyway...

EDIT: Those aren't tea-stains
That isn't a speedbump.

No further questions, please, if you value your sanity.

Oh, I remember those drills. Out of the classroom and into the concrete hallway for the tornado. Out to the playground for the fire drill. Duck under your plywood and plastic desk for a nuclear bomb drill. We still had the fallout shelter signs on the school buildings.


3 people marked this as a favorite.
Limeylongears wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
...I'm not even old enough to remember the Cold War.

Ah, the good old days during the Reagan years of practicing nuclear attack drills.

All kinds of yuks!

We never had to do those. I imagine the assumption was that we were just a sort of tea-stained speedbump just before the Atlantic so were automatically doomed anyway...

EDIT: Those aren't tea-stains
That isn't a speedbump.

No further questions, please, if you value your sanity.

Having been posted to what was West Germany, I was the very first speedbump they'd have run into. Very glad it didn't come to that.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Duck and cover

Grand Lodge

2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure, Rulebook Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber
Freehold DM wrote:
some of these monsters sound fascinating, others sound unfair depending on the interface.

Fairness is not something most SCPs are concerned with. Like the bundle of wings that will pierce you if you come in contact with the feathers, secretes painful neurotoxin, and grows in response to sound. No bells are to be rung anywhere near SCP-469 (No less than 15.24m), including alarms and recordings of bells.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Back from doing laundry. Everyone must be more busy than usual.


6 people marked this as a favorite.

I love answering the Rainbow's questions with vagueness.

"We're on the first floor, right?"
"You think so."
"WHY?"


3 people marked this as a favorite.

Now I'm off to the toy mines!


4 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

Also apparently one of the General's coworkers wants us to join his SFS group.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Scintillae wrote:

I love answering the Rainbow's questions with vagueness.

"We're on the first floor, right?"
"You think so."
"WHY?"

It's not much different than when I do that to the supposed adults at work.


7 people marked this as a favorite.

Answering questions is part of the ten percent of my job I stopped doing when they eliminated our employee discount.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

Three days in and I already feel more toned.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

So, here's an open question for all you FaWtLers: How many of you still have your wisdom teeth?

As far as I know, I am the only adult among ALL of my acquaintances who still has them. Having your wisdom teeth out is kind of a rite of passage. But Impus Major was just being evaluated for his (he has the space, but they're coming in crooked, so it's "iffy"), and the oral surgeon said about 20% of people have the space for them to come in successfully.

I think that 20% "have the space" is WAY higher than "keep them", so I'm doing an informal count:

Has Wisdom Teeth Past 25 years of ago: 1
Doesn't: 0


1 person marked this as a favorite.
NobodysHome wrote:

So, here's an open question for all you FaWtLers: How many of you still have your wisdom teeth?

As far as I know, I am the only adult among ALL of my acquaintances who still has them. Having your wisdom teeth out is kind of a rite of passage. But Impus Major was just being evaluated for his (he has the space, but they're coming in crooked, so it's "iffy"), and the oral surgeon said about 20% of people have the space for them to come in successfully.

I think that 20% "have the space" is WAY higher than "keep them", so I'm doing an informal count:

Has Wisdom Teeth Past 25 years of ago: 1
Doesn't: 0

Got mine out as a high school sophomore.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
NobodysHome wrote:

So, here's an open question for all you FaWtLers: How many of you still have your wisdom teeth?

As far as I know, I am the only adult among ALL of my acquaintances who still has them. Having your wisdom teeth out is kind of a rite of passage. But Impus Major was just being evaluated for his (he has the space, but they're coming in crooked, so it's "iffy"), and the oral surgeon said about 20% of people have the space for them to come in successfully.

I think that 20% "have the space" is WAY higher than "keep them", so I'm doing an informal count:

Has Wisdom Teeth Past 25 years of ago: 1
Doesn't: 0

Had mine out as emergency dental surgery when I was a senior in high school. Four impacted wisdom teeth at the same time = bad time. I barely had room in my mouth for my twelve year molars (which came in when I was 14 because my teeth always came in late...nothing like finally getting braces off only to have more teeth coming in). Definitely no space for the wisdom teeth.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
NobodysHome wrote:

So, here's an open question for all you FaWtLers: How many of you still have your wisdom teeth?

As far as I know, I am the only adult among ALL of my acquaintances who still has them. Having your wisdom teeth out is kind of a rite of passage. But Impus Major was just being evaluated for his (he has the space, but they're coming in crooked, so it's "iffy"), and the oral surgeon said about 20% of people have the space for them to come in successfully.

I think that 20% "have the space" is WAY higher than "keep them", so I'm doing an informal count:

Has Wisdom Teeth Past 25 years of ago: 1
Doesn't: 0

Had all 4 removed in the early '80s.


6 people marked this as a favorite.

I've been micromanaging the kidlet's homework this week to try and get all the make up work from last week done and turned in. Had to sit him down yesterday and tell him that the reason he has no time in his life for anything but homework is all him. Poor organization, not taking advantage of accommodations he's allowed, and not paying attention to what he's doing. Wasn't exactly a popular message. Sigh. Well, at least tonight he got through enough of the work to go to jujitsu. It's his first class in the adult class. He got promoted from the youth class right before he got sick. So hopefully getting out and doing not homework for a couple hours will help.
Of course all of this is made worse because I got away with all that crap when I was his age. Lack of parental supervision meant that I nearly failed a few classes from it. The difference is that unlike the kidlet I could do homework quickly when I bothered to do it at all. He's got all the attitude without the abilities to back it up. Sometimes he's frustrating because he's too much like me and sometimes because he's not. :P


1 person marked this as a favorite.

I have had a molar removed. But I still have all my wisdom teeth.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
lynora wrote:

I've been micromanaging the kidlet's homework this week to try and get all the make up work from last week done and turned in. Had to sit him down yesterday and tell him that the reason he has no time in his life for anything but homework is all him. Poor organization, not taking advantage of accommodations he's allowed, and not paying attention to what he's doing. Wasn't exactly a popular message. Sigh. Well, at least tonight he got through enough of the work to go to jujitsu. It's his first class in the adult class. He got promoted from the youth class right before he got sick. So hopefully getting out and doing not homework for a couple hours will help.

Of course all of this is made worse because I got away with all that crap when I was his age. Lack of parental supervision meant that I nearly failed a few classes from it. The difference is that unlike the kidlet I could do homework quickly when I bothered to do it at all. He's got all the attitude without the abilities to back it up. Sometimes he's frustrating because he's too much like me and sometimes because he's not. :P

that must be humbling...


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

I have one wisdom tooth left, first two came out in late teens, last two didn't even come in until I was about thirty.

There was space for the last two but one was ravaged by my weakness for Starbursts and came out this winter, the last one is fine, so it stays, for now...


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

Already loaded a pool.

Thankfully he didn't ask me if we assemble them (we do not, but everyone still asks).


2 people marked this as a favorite.

I know I tirade about Common Core waaaaaay too often, but seriously.

Impus Major is in 11th grade. His English teacher, appalled at the quality of work she was receiving, switched over from what she was doing to teach basic English skills.

And for the first time in his life, at 17 years of age, he actually had a teacher teach him the format of a 5-paragraph essay instead of just assuming that "he must have learned it somewhere".

Seriously. We no longer have any standards of, "In this grade, the student will learn xxx."
Instead, it's, "Have them read and analyze enough books and everything else will come along naturally in the process."

Apparently not...


4 people marked this as a favorite.
Freehold DM wrote:
lynora wrote:

I've been micromanaging the kidlet's homework this week to try and get all the make up work from last week done and turned in. Had to sit him down yesterday and tell him that the reason he has no time in his life for anything but homework is all him. Poor organization, not taking advantage of accommodations he's allowed, and not paying attention to what he's doing. Wasn't exactly a popular message. Sigh. Well, at least tonight he got through enough of the work to go to jujitsu. It's his first class in the adult class. He got promoted from the youth class right before he got sick. So hopefully getting out and doing not homework for a couple hours will help.

Of course all of this is made worse because I got away with all that crap when I was his age. Lack of parental supervision meant that I nearly failed a few classes from it. The difference is that unlike the kidlet I could do homework quickly when I bothered to do it at all. He's got all the attitude without the abilities to back it up. Sometimes he's frustrating because he's too much like me and sometimes because he's not. :P
that must be humbling...

*shrug* I'm just venting. We've been battling all week. Parenting is hard. Growing up is hard. There needs to be a flipping manual for this crap....


2 people marked this as a favorite.
NobodysHome wrote:

I know I tirade about Common Core waaaaaay too often, but seriously.

Impus Major is in 11th grade. His English teacher, appalled at the quality of work she was receiving, switched over from what she was doing to teach basic English skills.

And for the first time in his life, at 17 years of age, he actually had a teacher teach him the format of a 5-paragraph essay instead of just assuming that "he must have learned it somewhere".

Seriously. We no longer have any standards of, "In this grade, the student will learn xxx."
Instead, it's, "Have them read and analyze enough books and everything else will come along naturally in the process."

Apparently not...

Oh, don't even get me started..... I have to take care of all of this at home. Since forever. I had to do it for my sisters too so I know it's not a new phenomenon. I just assume general incompetence at an institutional level and work from there

The Exchange

2 people marked this as a favorite.
NobodysHome wrote:

Impus Major was a HUGE SCP fan before the game came out, reading every report, memorizing every creature and its strengths and weaknesses...

Needless to say, he's really really good at the game. "Oh, that SCP #238. Just do this..."

I like Impus Major! Knowledge is power! Rawr!

I once had a character think this to herself, "Once you understand the thing, you know what it's capable of. Then you know how to kill it."

The Exchange

2 people marked this as a favorite.

I have no wisdom teeth! I dumped wis, remember?

My brother had wisdom teeth and had to get them removed. And was on soups for days. We had a good laugh.

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.
John Napier 698 wrote:
Duck and cover

*Looks at Bert hungrily*

*Starts salivating*

*bites the shell and yowls, padding off in defeat with a toothache*

Yeah at the end of the day, I'm still a greedy cat =(


5 people marked this as a favorite.
lynora wrote:

I've been micromanaging the kidlet's homework this week to try and get all the make up work from last week done and turned in. Had to sit him down yesterday and tell him that the reason he has no time in his life for anything but homework is all him. Poor organization, not taking advantage of accommodations he's allowed, and not paying attention to what he's doing. Wasn't exactly a popular message. Sigh. Well, at least tonight he got through enough of the work to go to jujitsu. It's his first class in the adult class. He got promoted from the youth class right before he got sick. So hopefully getting out and doing not homework for a couple hours will help.

Of course all of this is made worse because I got away with all that crap when I was his age. Lack of parental supervision meant that I nearly failed a few classes from it. The difference is that unlike the kidlet I could do homework quickly when I bothered to do it at all. He's got all the attitude without the abilities to back it up. Sometimes he's frustrating because he's too much like me and sometimes because he's not. :P

I had Impus Major read this and he asked, "Is that YOU posting, Dad?"

Shadow Lodge

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Had mine out a few years back (age 27) alongside a couple of very nasty cavities.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
NobodysHome wrote:

Impus Major was a HUGE SCP fan before the game came out, reading every report, memorizing every creature and its strengths and weaknesses...

Needless to say, he's really really good at the game. "Oh, that SCP #238. Just do this..."

Weaknesses. HAH.


1 person marked this as a favorite.

SCP?


4 people marked this as a favorite.
SCP-682 wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Impus Major was a HUGE SCP fan before the game came out, reading every report, memorizing every creature and its strengths and weaknesses...

Needless to say, he's really really good at the game. "Oh, that SCP #238. Just do this..."

Weaknesses. HAH.

Called to Impus Major in the kitchen:

NobodysHome: Hey, Impus Major, what's SCP 682?
Impus Major: Oh, that's the regenerative lizard.

Kid knows his stuff.

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

My aunt’s a teacher and since she brought us up, we skipped all that. We’re avid readers (though these days I have too many distractions to really seriously read). My aunt’s also a very organized person so yeah we get all the structure etc. She also showed us the essays she had to mark(and give examples of what NOT to do as well as what to do).

She wanted to teach me phonetics and all the grammar rules, but me being a lazy cat…didn’t really care for it. Because for me the knowledge is instinctive(due to the reading), so I was like, why do I need to know the grammar rules when I already know the answer to all those grammar questions by instinct. She also saw that and was happy to leave it as that. So now, what I end up with is perfect sentence structure and grammar, but if you asked me to explain why, I can’t do it. Nor do I bother to understand why either. I’ll just say, ”It just is that way.”

We’d read our text books as soon as we bought them, before term start, because it’s there to read.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
NobodysHome wrote:

I know I tirade about Common Core waaaaaay too often, but seriously.

Impus Major is in 11th grade. His English teacher, appalled at the quality of work she was receiving, switched over from what she was doing to teach basic English skills.

And for the first time in his life, at 17 years of age, he actually had a teacher teach him the format of a 5-paragraph essay instead of just assuming that "he must have learned it somewhere".

Seriously. We no longer have any standards of, "In this grade, the student will learn xxx."
Instead, it's, "Have them read and analyze enough books and everything else will come along naturally in the process."

Apparently not...

I guess I have the common core brain, because I learned by reading and imitating. I HATED being shown things in class beyond once or twice.

Shadow Lodge

1 person marked this as a favorite.
NobodysHome wrote:
SCP-682 wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Impus Major was a HUGE SCP fan before the game came out, reading every report, memorizing every creature and its strengths and weaknesses...

Needless to say, he's really really good at the game. "Oh, that SCP #238. Just do this..."

Weaknesses. HAH.

Called to Impus Major in the kitchen:

NobodysHome: Hey, Impus Major, what's SCP 682?
Impus Major: Oh, that's the regenerative lizard.

Kid knows his stuff.

Yep, that's the one. "Hard to Kill Reptile" or "Invulnerable Reptile". Makes the Tarrasque's regen look like a Cure Light Wounds spell.

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.
lynora wrote:

I've been micromanaging the kidlet's homework this week to try and get all the make up work from last week done and turned in. Had to sit him down yesterday and tell him that the reason he has no time in his life for anything but homework is all him. Poor organization, not taking advantage of accommodations he's allowed, and not paying attention to what he's doing. Wasn't exactly a popular message. Sigh. Well, at least tonight he got through enough of the work to go to jujitsu. It's his first class in the adult class. He got promoted from the youth class right before he got sick. So hopefully getting out and doing not homework for a couple hours will help.

Of course all of this is made worse because I got away with all that crap when I was his age. Lack of parental supervision meant that I nearly failed a few classes from it. The difference is that unlike the kidlet I could do homework quickly when I bothered to do it at all. He's got all the attitude without the abilities to back it up. Sometimes he's frustrating because he's too much like me and sometimes because he's not. :P

If you really want homework done:

Tell yourself – you will not rest until your homework is done.

Sort out homeworks by due dates.

Do the shorter pieces of homework first – so that at least you’ll get less teachers pissed off with you, when you can’t get down the list.

Do not start with the hardest pieces of homework, start with something easier so you don’t get discouraged and put it off all together.

Start working up the list.

My parents never supervised my homework. They wouldn’t know how to anyway, they’re not the bookish sort(they didn’t really study a lot) and my aunt is only an elementary school teacher so high school syllabus is out of her expertise.

Besides I can imagine in the future if my kids ask about maths help from me. I’d probably point to my husband – ”I hate maths, it eats the thoughts out of my head. Ask him, don’t ask me.”


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Still have all (both?) of my wisdom teeth.

Shadow Lodge

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Captain ? wrote:
SCP?

Secure

Contain
Protect

Shadow Lodge

2 people marked this as a favorite.
Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Still have all (both?) of my wisdom teeth.

There's four. One for each rear corner of your mouth.

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Some haven't grown yet.

Also I can't play horror. I'd flee, screaming.

Also, this


2 people marked this as a favorite.
NobodysHome wrote:

So, here's an open question for all you FaWtLers: How many of you still have your wisdom teeth?

As far as I know, I am the only adult among ALL of my acquaintances who still has them. Having your wisdom teeth out is kind of a rite of passage. But Impus Major was just being evaluated for his (he has the space, but they're coming in crooked, so it's "iffy"), and the oral surgeon said about 20% of people have the space for them to come in successfully.

I think that 20% "have the space" is WAY higher than "keep them", so I'm doing an informal count:

Has Wisdom Teeth Past 25 years of ago: 1
Doesn't: 0

I am superior in that I am one who evolved beyond these "wisdom teeth". I'm in that very small percentage of the population that simply never had them to begin with.


4 people marked this as a favorite.
Just a Mort wrote:

My aunt’s a teacher and since she brought us up, we skipped all that. We’re avid readers (though these days I have too many distractions to really seriously read). My aunt’s also a very organized person so yeah we get all the structure etc. She also showed us the essays she had to mark(and give examples of what NOT to do as well as what to do).

She wanted to teach me phonetics and all the grammar rules, but me being a lazy cat…didn’t really care for it. Because for me the knowledge is instinctive(due to the reading), so I was like, why do I need to know the grammar rules when I already know the answer to all those grammar questions by instinct. She also saw that and was happy to leave it as that. So now, what I end up with is perfect sentence structure and grammar, but if you asked me to explain why, I can’t do it. Nor do I bother to understand why either. I’ll just say, ”It just is that way.”

We’d read our text books as soon as we bought them, before term start, because it’s there to read.

You really are the anti-me! I’ve suspected for some time, but this clinches it! I always have to know why things work the way they do. Even language. And I want to know everything! (My intp is showing) ;)

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

But you're a dragon! How can you have no wisdom teeth?


3 people marked this as a favorite.
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

I know I tirade about Common Core waaaaaay too often, but seriously.

Impus Major is in 11th grade. His English teacher, appalled at the quality of work she was receiving, switched over from what she was doing to teach basic English skills.

And for the first time in his life, at 17 years of age, he actually had a teacher teach him the format of a 5-paragraph essay instead of just assuming that "he must have learned it somewhere".

Seriously. We no longer have any standards of, "In this grade, the student will learn xxx."
Instead, it's, "Have them read and analyze enough books and everything else will come along naturally in the process."

Apparently not...

I guess I have the common core brain, because I learned by reading and imitating. I HATED being shown things in class beyond once or twice.

The problem with common core isn’t that they show things too many times. It’s that they reshuffle the curriculum so often that most kids miss out on important basics because they are supposed to learn them next year/last year/two years from now. Not everyone learns by inference, and there actually is a lot of value in understanding why things work a certain way since then you can make better inferences going forward. The amount of basic language and math that gets lost in the never ending shuffle is appalling.

Edit:
Good idea: let’s have common standards of what we expect children to learn
Bad idea: instead of letting teachers decide these standards, let’s let politicians do it!
*facepalm*


3 people marked this as a favorite.
lynora wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:

My aunt’s a teacher and since she brought us up, we skipped all that. We’re avid readers (though these days I have too many distractions to really seriously read). My aunt’s also a very organized person so yeah we get all the structure etc. She also showed us the essays she had to mark(and give examples of what NOT to do as well as what to do).

She wanted to teach me phonetics and all the grammar rules, but me being a lazy cat…didn’t really care for it. Because for me the knowledge is instinctive(due to the reading), so I was like, why do I need to know the grammar rules when I already know the answer to all those grammar questions by instinct. She also saw that and was happy to leave it as that. So now, what I end up with is perfect sentence structure and grammar, but if you asked me to explain why, I can’t do it. Nor do I bother to understand why either. I’ll just say, ”It just is that way.”

We’d read our text books as soon as we bought them, before term start, because it’s there to read.

You really are the anti-me! I’ve suspected for some time, but this clinches it! I always have to know why things work the way they do. Even language. And I want to know everything! (My intp is showing) ;)

i am enfj! I also want to know everything! Starting with you... eyebrow waggle

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

*smacks Freehold on the nose with rolled up newspaper*


2 people marked this as a favorite.
lynora wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

I know I tirade about Common Core waaaaaay too often, but seriously.

Impus Major is in 11th grade. His English teacher, appalled at the quality of work she was receiving, switched over from what she was doing to teach basic English skills.

And for the first time in his life, at 17 years of age, he actually had a teacher teach him the format of a 5-paragraph essay instead of just assuming that "he must have learned it somewhere".

Seriously. We no longer have any standards of, "In this grade, the student will learn xxx."
Instead, it's, "Have them read and analyze enough books and everything else will come along naturally in the process."

Apparently not...

I guess I have the common core brain, because I learned by reading and imitating. I HATED being shown things in class beyond once or twice.

The problem with common core isn’t that they show things too many times. It’s that they reshuffle the curriculum so often that most kids miss out on important basics because they are supposed to learn them next year/last year/two years from now. Not everyone learns by inference, and there actually is a lot of value in understanding why things work a certain way since then you can make better inferences going forward. The amount of basic language and math that gets lost in the never ending shuffle is appalling.

Edit:
Good idea: let’s have common standards of what we expect children to learn
Bad idea: instead of letting teachers decide these standards, let’s let politicians do it!
*facepalm*

I guess I am an inference learner, then...I hate it and love it when someone discovers a way of doing things contrary to the one I discovered or prefer, and get frustrated when people insist a particular way of doing things is "well, that's just how it's done!". Maybe I'm just weird?

190,101 to 190,150 of 235,689 << first < prev | 3798 | 3799 | 3800 | 3801 | 3802 | 3803 | 3804 | 3805 | 3806 | 3807 | 3808 | next > last >>
Community / Forums / Gamer Life / Off-Topic Discussions / Deep 6 FaWtL All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.