5 LIES School Taught You!

When I was in school, there were a lot of things that my teachers told me not to do that research has since shown to be actually beneficial for students. Read the article if you’ve noticed some drawbacks in schooling as well!

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
I must be old! None of these were told to me when I was in school.
Oct 13, 2020 7:55AM
Nancy Schwalen
texting? iPods? I left elementary school in 1962; these were not issues. (And, as teacher from 1970-2010, my only objection to gum was that it often ended up stuck on the under side of the desk or stuck the carpet on the floor).
Oct 13, 2020 4:50PM
Darlene Davidson
I was born in 1952. I only got to doodle or daydream.
Oct 13, 2020 5:17PM
Steve Tingle
I discovered when at school that if I had records playing I remembered my homework better, my mother didn't agree! But many years later working as a programmer I frequently solved problems by leaving them and sleeping on them, invariably I woke up with the answer the next day - guess I was lucky.
Oct 13, 2020 8:21PM
Ceil G.
Lynne Cage, Me, too. My mother didn't like it but I told her it helped. Quietness distracted me, but I don't know why.
Oct 22, 2020 4:41PM
Louella Wilson
The only reason that gum was generally not allowed was that it ended up being stuck almost everywhere! Under/on desks, chairs, hair etc.
Oct 20, 2020 11:06PM
Jim Mascair
music. Think some music is definitely distracting to studying.
Oct 18, 2020 2:09AM
Lynne Cage
Often I did my High School homework with the TV on for background noise. Many moons ago
Oct 15, 2020 7:09AM
I like chewing gum when I go for my walks, however; when I am working, I need complete silence with zero distraction. I take breaks for fresh ideas.
Oct 15, 2020 12:18AM
Don Markusic, Thank you for that. I am getting close to 70 myself and I love technology. We have to move with the times and embrace the new rather than try to cling to the old ways...that attitude will keep us young long into our senior years. Thank you again for saying it so well.
Oct 14, 2020 11:14AM
I'm just an old gum-chewing daydreamer, lol. I learned these things on my own many years ago as I doodled my way through long tedious unnecessary meetings. Most meetings I went to provided pen and paper because they know that doodling means you are listening whereas chattering or whispering to your neighbour is not a good sign. I was interested in the music and the texting as I hadn't heard those before but they too make sense. Mind you - if they weren't texting would they be daydreaming?? LOL
Oct 14, 2020 11:10AM
Madi Marven
Slightly different when I was at school,started off with a blackboard &chalks,no talking allowed,polite to the teachers at all times!!!
Oct 14, 2020 8:00AM
Andy Andrews
When I was a kid the telephone was in a red box at the end of the street with buttons A & B, Texting and iPods hadn't been invented and daydreaming was a full time job.
Oct 14, 2020 7:51AM
Steve Tingle, I can't concentrate at all in absolute silence, though for me it's more often the radio.
Oct 14, 2020 4:50AM
Lynda Wild
Agree with all. I’m 66
Oct 13, 2020 8:00PM
Don Markusic
I'm in my 70s i've argued this point for years I think the idea that the new way to learn is through technology it definitely has benefits because it's the future too many old folks out there thinking that their way is the best way . Because it worked 50 years ago .
Oct 13, 2020 5:32PM
Linalinda Eichin
For sure in now but in my time nothing like texting only scribbling
Oct 13, 2020 5:16PM

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