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School essentially admits that it's not for everybody!
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Wink School essentially admits that it's not for everybody!

My school has this class called "Learning for Success." No other school in the U.S. has it, but plenty of schools elsewhere have it.
We basically get four levels; Sequential, Precise, Technical, and Confluent. The higher levels we get in each area, the more we fit that criteria. The teacher basically said "School isn't geared toward Technical and Confluent learners, and for school, the teachers use more sequential and precise learning.

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School essentially admits that it's not for everybody!

It's funny that they're extremely honest school's not for everyone, yet force everyone to participate in the same system. What a joke.

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It is amusing. Even while contradicting their own system, they insist on forcing upon people...

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School essentially admits that it's not for everybody!

This is called the Learning Combination Inventory... it's one of several frameworks used to assess learning styles.

One of the teachers I've been talking to uses a similar framework, called the Gregorc model with the labels "Concrete, Sequential, Abstract, and Random."

And, he wrote about a similar pattern: school (and most teachers) are "concrete-sequential," while many of the students who struggle in school are other variants.

" I have a lot of complex, style-crossing thinkers in these classes, and a whole lot of abstract-sequential, abstract-random, and concrete-random thinkers. Not many concrete-sequential learners at all! But the vast majority of their teachers are concrete-sequential thinkers."

"No wonder it’s so hard … and so frustrating … for everyone!"

(See Keeping the Momentum and follow-up G+ thread.)

It's good that some teachers and some schools are thinking about differences between students, but the next step is to really act on that awareness. Learning styles provide one of those points of leverage that make it possible to initiate conversations and push for change.

So, what are the next steps to do something with these pieces of knowledge? Every day is an opportunity to raise awareness, start a conversation, teach your teachers, and help your classmates learn about what isn't being taught in those classrooms and hallways.

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(09-29-2013 02:28 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  It's funny that they're extremely honest school's not for everyone, yet force everyone to participate in the same system. What a joke.

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Consensual incest is very common. You know people who have been involved, whether you know it or not.

There is no rational reason for keeping laws or taboos against consensual
incest that is consistently applied to other relationships. Personal disgust or religion is only a reason why one person would not want to personally engage in what I call consanguinamory, not why someone else shouldn't do it. An adult should be free to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with ANY consenting adults. Youthful experimentation between close relatives close in age is not uncommon, and there are more people than you'd think out there who are in lifelong healthy, happy relationships with a close relative. It isn't for everyone, but we're not all going to want to have each others' love lives, now are we? If someone thinks YOUR love life is disgusting, should you be thrown in prison?

Some people try to justify their prejudice against consanguineous sex and
marriage by being part-time eugenicists and saying that such relationships inevitably lead to “mutant” or “deformed” babies. This argument can be refuted on several fronts. 1. Some consanguineous relationships involve only people of the same gender. 2. Not all mixed-gender relationships birth biological children. 3. Most births to consanguineous parents do not produce children with significant birth defects or other genetic problems; while births to other parents do sometimes have birth defects. 4. We don’t prevent other people from marrying or deny them their reproductive rights based on increased odds of passing along a genetic problem or inherited disease. It is true that in general, children born to consanguineous parents have an increased chance of these problems than those born to nonconsanguineous parents, but the odds are still minimal. Unless someone is willing to deny reproductive rights and medical privacy to others and force everyone to take genetic tests and bar carriers and the congenitally disabled and women over 35 from having children, then equal protection principles prevent this from being a justification to bar this freedom of association and freedom to marry.

Some say "Your sibling should not be your lover." That is not a reason. It begs the question. Many people have many relationships that have more than one aspect. Some women say their sister is their best friend. Why can’t their sister be a wife, too?

Some say “There is a power differential.” This applies least of all to siblings or cousins who are close in age, but even where the power differential exists, it is not a justification for denying this freedom to sex or to marry. There is a power differential in just about any relationship, sometimes an enormous power differential. To question if consent is truly possible in these cases is insulting and demeaning.

Some say “There are so many people outside of your family." There are plenty of people within one’s own race, too, but that is no reason to ban interracial marriage. So, this isn't a good reason either. Let consenting adults love each other the way they want!"-Keith Pullman

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