Friday, October 12, 2012


     The purpose of grades is to see if you understand what the teacher is telling you. Frankly I do not like the system that we have now. To me it just puts too much pressure on the students. To me we should not have test or grades but we should one test in the beginning of the semester then one at the end to see where you are at, or the system that we learned about on Wednesday. I believe that the traditional method is not accurate because it is numbers. I believe that more people would N.J. ASK. I think that we should change they way the school grades are so that we have a better perspective in who we are doing in school.     

Thursday, October 4, 2012


      From watching the video I agree with Ken Robinson, that schools are killing the creativity in children. We mainly work on tests that help us get ready for the "future", when the future is ever changing. We also focus or time on standardized test that we have to take. Since we spend so much of our time doing these things in school, we have no time to do anything creative. So, as a result of this we don't have the great creativity that we had as children. I actually have been affected by this. When I was in fourth grade i used to write little stories or a small book, but now when I try to write a book I get stumped a lot. Also, today in English today we were allowed to write a creative story based off of a person how is good at playing the ukulele. It was really fun and it might be the most creative thing we did in a long time. Even thought I agree with Ken Robinson, I will say that not all schools kill creativity. Some schools actually promote creativity in their students so they can do better. In conclusion Schools do kill creativity, but some schools promote it.