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I need to vent right now, this is crazy

Hello all. I REALLY have to vent about school right now. Ready? Begin.

Well, the day started when I slipped and fell on a patch of black ice right outside of the school. The admins saw that everyone was falling, but didnt do JACK SHIT about it. Didn't even put rocksalt down. I bruised my tailbone and it hurts when i move or sit down. At my second period (my school makes some people come in 1st), which is algebra, the teacher gave me a sheet that stated that im failing and not trying my hardest (i was trying, honest). Then came the worst part. HE WAS GONNA PUT ME IN A LOWER LEVEL CLASS. OH FOR FUCKS SAKE. My parents had to sign it.


When I came home, I gave them the sheet. They were PISSED. And FYI, I tried convincing my parents with the pros and cons of online school and unschooling, they were like, "I went to high school and i didnt like it, but i had to deal with it." NO SHIT. IT WAS DIFFERENT BACK THEN. Noo

Sorry if i am all over the place, i just had to let it out.

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RE: I need to vent right now, this is crazy

Sounds bad. And very typical, for parents to respond like that.

Advice: Think of any given conversation like that as part of an extended series of them. Over time, learn about what various people are saying, and try to educate them about a different way to think about education. Instead of something to suffer through... maybe it's better to think of it in terms of what you get out of it?

I'd suggest trying to learn more about their experience of school, good and bad. Again, do this over time. It's jog their memory and it might increase their empathy for your experiences, rather than being stuck in "shut down the complaining" mindset.

Are you familiar with Ken Robinson, Nikhil Goyal, Will Richardson, and various other TED/TEDx speakers and authors, who question the so-called "factory model" system of education?

Check out Ken Robinson's "Changing Education Paradigms" (in my signature), if you haven't seen it.

And, this spoken word video from Suli Breaks is worth checking out. The parent interaction scenes came to mind in particular.



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(02-20-2014 08:21 AM)xcriteria Wrote:  Sounds bad. And very typical, for parents to respond like that.

Advice: Think of any given conversation like that as part of an extended series of them. Over time, learn about what various people are saying, and try to educate them about a different way to think about education. Instead of something to suffer through... maybe it's better to think of it in terms of what you get out of it?

I'd suggest trying to learn more about their experience of school, good and bad. Again, do this over time. It's jog their memory and it might increase their empathy for your experiences, rather than being stuck in "shut down the complaining" mindset.

Are you familiar with Ken Robinson, Nikhil Goyal, Will Richardson, and various other TED/TEDx speakers and authors, who question the so-called "factory model" system of education?

Check out Ken Robinson's "Changing Education Paradigms" (in my signature), if you haven't seen it.

And, this spoken word video from Suli Breaks is worth checking out. The parent interaction scenes came to mind in particular.



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I just watched it. had to use HTML5 though. Using Kali linux (meant for cracking and hacking). Great video BTW.

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02-20-2014 08:27 AM
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Thank you for the video xcriteria

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RE: I need to vent right now, this is crazy

I feel ya buddy. The school system is totally messed up. Parents always say, "I know it sucks, but you just have to deal with it". WELL SURELY IF IT SUCKS, THAT TELLS YOU THAT SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE CHANGED. As Will Smith said, parents just don't understand.
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Yup. Also, my parents took me to the doctor because everyday afterschool, i have a killer headache and nasuea. they dont think its school, but i know it is.

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I can definitely feel you.

I think xcriteria nailed it. I think you really need to get your parents to emphasize with your problems.

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here have a hug. Hug

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(02-20-2014 03:40 PM)crazyguy562 Wrote:  here have a hug. Hug

group hug everybody
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