Friday, October 12, 2012


    The purpose of grading is to assess you of your knowledge on the subject they are testing you on. My opinion on the grading system, both letter grades and number grades based out of the 100 point scale, is that we should change it to advanced proficient, proficient, and below proficient, only because, it won't lower children's self esteem if they do poorly on a test, they won't think less of themselves and do poorly on other school work. I do not think that the grading system accurately represents our learning and knowledge because numbers and letters, shouldn't ,and don't, determine your intellegence. We should use a mix of the current grading system, and the standards based grading system because they are both useful, and we should incorperate them both into grading today. Grading can determine our future, so we might as well make the grading system used today fair.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Creativity Crisis

  No creativity in schools to me is just really sad to me. In reality, it is comparable to no more water left in the ocean. If America runs out of creativity at this point in time, then our future won't be looking to pretty for us. If we don't have creativity in the future, then the number of jobs and good ideas coming from our jobs will drop significantly. I have expirienced a loss of creativity in just about every single one of my classes so far throughout school except for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 7th grade writing class because we were allowed to free write about everything we want to for 20 minutes. Even halfway through the year in 2nd grade we started to lose most of of the creativity in that class.
  Again, in the future, our economy is pretty much screwed because no one will be able to think of anything original and no one will spend money on anything becuase they have seen it all already. Also, we will lose jobs because we will lose the ability to come up with alternative solutions to solve everyday problems, which will eventually cause us to not come up with original ideas. This issue should be addressed as soon as possible because if not, our society as a whole will be in deep trouble both economically, but socially as well.