I’ve seen many new young teachers around my high school, which means that they’ll bring with them different ways to stimulate students. I’m all…

I’ve seen many new young teachers around my high school, which means that they’ll bring with them different ways to stimulate students. I’m all for new ideas and making learning fun, but sometimes their ideas are too much. In my English class, there have been two video projects this year that have taken huge amounts of time, along with other different group projects. On top of all that, we’ve had to make all kinds of craft projects dealing with various novels.   I’ve spent about $150 on all these projects and this is a hefty price to pay for innovative ways to teach the youth of America. This is an English class, forget making models of Dante’s Inferno, and let’s just read another book. Half the times these project are more work than they’re worth. I guess teachers should feel free to introduce creative ways to teach students, but they should also be aware of exactly what they’re asking them to do. Keep a project simple and practical, that’s all I’m asking. -Ruben

 

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