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We don't need teachers anymore

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Cooky, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Cooky

    Cooky Well-Known Member

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    okay, that was a lie, we do need teachers. But maybe we don't need so many.

    What if we hired the brightest minds, who were proven to be the best teachers, each to teach 1 subject per grade all across the country, on a Skype type program, live. And common questions would be generated and answered. Afterwards, the programs could be 'reviewed' if someone feels like they need clarification..

    There could be a sensor on each child's laptop, with facial recognition that recognizes whether the child is watching and paying attention, and if the child is not paying attention, then the parents will recieve a 'report' on how well the child pays attention.

    Is this a good or bad idea in these days of coronavirus?
     
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    I think if something like this were put into place, it would ensure a higher quality education in these times of social distancing.

    ...Maybe there could still be at-school programs available for safe-socializing, which could include group activities, i.e. arts, crafts, music, sports, etc., and these could be done at more scattered times, even late at night, and in smaller groups.

    Also, keep in mind that when the live classes begin, punctuality will still be important, because that's when the laptop will begin monitoring to check if the child is paying attention.
     
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    extra credit could also be earned by kids who spend more time going deeper into learning on a server that will allow them to go further, if that's what they do. These credits could be used as a way of identifying higher achievers.
     
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    That is something I would have hated and not learned from especially when young. Children need real-time interaction with teachers.

    College Freshmen who sit in a 300 seat "classroom" to listen to lectures could get the same information remotely but that's different.
     
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    Can you explain why children need interaction with teachers?

    What part of interacting with teachers did you most enjoy growing up?
     
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    No it's not really a good idea since the level of engagement of students is low; the parents cannot act upon the child while he or she has stopped paying attention, interractive practices like teamwork is nearly impossible, a teacher cannot possibly correct thousands of assignments, exercises, essays and the like, it doesn't cover practical classes like science laboratories, music, arts, PE, it would require a facial recognition techonology that doesn't exists, there is no way to ensure regular attendance, it doesn't improve a child's social skills or motivation since they are deprived from the validation and sometime affection of adults. This sort of practice is more adapted to university and colleges than elementary, middle and high school level students.
     
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    There could be a whole new market for "children's office" supplies, such as desks, custom color laptops that conform to federal education standards, bookshelves, calendars, files.

    ...Kids can grow up to learn independence, and at the same time, go to school meetings and art programs every now and then, like a real pro.
     
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    How about facial recognition that sees a child notnpaying attention, and a red light flashes on the screen. Parents could recieve text messages daily, if needed, reporting that their children are not paying attention to the screen if it's habitual.

    ...And actually it will prove child attendance and punctuality because it will be streaming live, at a specific time,, and it will be known if a child was late or not paying attention.

    ...And there will be PE, science laboratories, music and art, at the school, in all the extra classrooms that we'd have. And these classrooms could be more one-on-one in smaller groups, and even during the evenings.
     
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    About 30% parents would be incapable of paying for such things nor can they offer individual studying rooms especially if they have several children.
     
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    There could be weekly or monthly "meetings", scheduled in groups, where awards and prizes are offered to students.
     
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    All students will be issued laptops, but if the child's work is being done on his or her own specialized device, the school district can ask for the laptop to be returned.
     
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    There is no such thing as a facial recognition system that could detect when a child isn't paying attention. This is years beyond current technology.

    After the parents receive the text message, what happens. The child failed to understand something, then what? What's the plan? Realistically speaking a child will lose attention several times per day. They are children.

    Then what? Also who is the custodians of those children? It's not legal to leave children without any adult supervision for hours.
     
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    Then what's the point of elliminating physical schools if you are simply going to double the education infrastructures for basically no gains.

    Now, there will be schools for meetings, laboratories, PE, arts and music in addition to all the "at home" stuff you need for.

    Plus, you will probably want to keep school for lunch programs.
     
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    Parents like myself are having doubts that our children will be returning to school this next school year.

    We need something better than what's currently in place.
     
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    I feared some might be stuck to tradition. We need to think outside the box, and fast... A whole generation is on the line!

    My kids are in 3rd and 4th grade. This is an important time for them, and I want to ensure their education.

    We can increase food benefits for the poor if it's that detrimental. We can't just sit idly, and forfeit our children's education.
     
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    I'll burst the bubble. They will have worst than what they usually have and what they already have is probably not all that great in the first place. You will have to work more for less results as will your children and their teachers. There is no magic solution to make school better in the current circumstances. In the current circumstances, the best you can do is learn how to teach a little bit so you can give competant home classes after your days of work and rely on teachers for the more technical stuff.
     
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    You don't seem to understand... My kids don't go to school. There is no school. There is no teacher for the "more technical stuff".

    ...We have an education emergency on our hands.
     
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    We are now having lessons on computer because of Covid-19. My grandson (Grade 4) does not like it at all.
     
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    recorded info can be played back

    and photo shopped for better effect

    I could put my image to the screen as if I participate
    send the info back for the test

    I pass
     
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    Can you do that with your cell phone too, to turn it on? I didn't think that works.
     
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