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Carrol Cleveland stashed this in Education
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How I wish that there were more teachers like this. Â What happened to the lost art of rewriting your paper to learn from your mistakes? Â How do we learn without these corrections? Â Today's kids have to get an A the first time. If they don't get the A, they are not expected to rewrite. Â They are lucky if they get their papers back before the next one is due. Â Teachers don't have time is what I usually hear. Â And then, of course, they all have to teach to tests to keep their jobs. Â How I wish the world was filled with teachers like Bill Exley and that teachers like him would be revered.
He's right -- the best way to learn is to make mistakes and then understand what went wrong.Â