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    17 15.45%
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    23 20.91%
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    12 10.91%
  • Class Warfare

    13 11.82%
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    50 45.45%
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    31 28.18%
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Coin View Post
    You US people watch too much Zombie movies.
    What, you folks in Albania didn't know those are actually documentaries?

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    What, you folks in Albania didn't know those are actually documentaries?
    I had a student last year that mentioned that zombies were real. I asked where she heard this and she said that her parents and sister and her were watching a documentary the previous night that showed that zombies were real. I asked what documentary it was or what channel it was an she didn't know. I eventually found out that they watched 28 Days Later and truly thought it was a documentary... no joke.
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I had a student last year that mentioned that zombies were real. I asked where she heard this and she said that her parents and sister and her were watching a documentary the previous night that showed that zombies were real. I asked what documentary it was or what channel it was an she didn't know. I eventually found out that they watched 28 Days Later and truly thought it was a documentary... no joke.
    Bod, the conversation with your student is actually priceless, IMO. It exemplifies what we see happening in a lot of places - where fiction is readily accepted as fact. It's like we are witnessing some strange form of social groupthink, which is somehow the impetus for degrading children's ability to engage in critical thinking, problem solving, and social skills. And even worse, this phenomenon apparently goes back several generations, thus explaining why the student's parents thought they were watching a documentary.

    Governments love this. These are the type of empowering citizens that support the idocracies.

    Remember the following song?:

    "Greatest Love Of All"

    I believe the children are our future
    Teach them well and let them lead the way
    Show them all the beauty they possess inside
    Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
    Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be


    I'd have to say that it's appear more and more to not be a happy situation for a lot of folks who will have to depend on their kids of the future. It's a sad deal.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    What, you folks in Albania didn't know those are actually documentaries?
    Envidia te mata !!!

    The blind leading the blind !!!


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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Oh hell yeah. He probably would have been accused of targeting naked men too.
    My understanding is that the naked guy ate a homeless guy's face. Or something.

    Then a cop shot the face-eater guy.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Bod, the conversation with your student is actually priceless, IMO. It exemplifies what we see happening in a lot of places - where fiction is readily accepted as fact. It's like we are witnessing some strange form of social groupthink, which is somehow the impetus for degrading children's ability to engage in critical thinking, problem solving, and social skills. And even worse, this phenomenon apparently goes back several generations, thus explaining why the student's parents thought they were watching a documentary.

    Governments love this. These are the type of empowering citizens that support the idocracies.

    Remember the following song?:

    "Greatest Love Of All"

    I believe the children are our future
    Teach them well and let them lead the way
    Show them all the beauty they possess inside
    Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
    Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be


    I'd have to say that it's appear more and more to not be a happy situation for a lot of folks who will have to depend on their kids of the future. It's a sad deal.

    Thanks
    After that incident, just to see how many students will believe ridiculous junk I went on with my various classes and had a little fun. I am very believable and have a dry sarcasm and a great poker face. We were looking at the Roman Empire and I showed a few scenes from Gladiator. I told them that it was first hand footage. Almost all students in a couple of classes weren't sure if I was serious. I told them that the Romans invented video technology but that it was lost and that is what the Dark Ages were about. That archaeologists in the 1930's discovered the video footage and there we go! Most bought it and I then had to convince them that I was joking... amazing. I have a ton of stories where I fake out my students and it is alarming...
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    After that incident, just to see how many students will believe ridiculous junk I went on with my various classes and had a little fun. I am very believable and have a dry sarcasm and a great poker face. We were looking at the Roman Empire and I showed a few scenes from Gladiator. I told them that it was first hand footage. Almost all students in a couple of classes weren't sure if I was serious. I told them that the Romans invented video technology but that it was lost and that is what the Dark Ages were about. That archaeologists in the 1930's discovered the video footage and there we go! Most bought it and I then had to convince them that I was joking... amazing. I have a ton of stories where I fake out my students and it is alarming...
    ...that's what I'm talking about Bod! I think your experiment was a really good idea.

    I mean red flags and arguments galore should have streamed out of all of your students...not with pause, apprehension or wonderment. They should have been screaming and waving and saying, "Mr. Bod, your full of ****!"

    What a great story...and a testament to just how important it is for kids to (be taught) and measurably so - in ways that enhance their critical thinking, problem solving, and social skills.

    BUT:

    Teachers simply can't do this alone. It takes willing parents to support teachers and take on the responsibility of doing what they can to make these important learning tasks a reality for their children - outside of school.

    Keep on keeping them on their toes, Bod!

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    ...that's what I'm talking about Bod! I think your experiment was a really good idea.

    I mean red flags and arguments galore should have streamed out of all of your students...not with pause, apprehension or wonderment. They should have been screaming and waving and saying, "Mr. Bod, your full of ****!"

    What a great story...and a testament to just how important it is for kids to (be taught) and measurably so - in ways that enhance their critical thinking, problem solving, and social skills.

    BUT:

    Teachers simply can't do this alone. It takes willing parents to support teachers and take on the responsibility of doing what they can to make these important learning tasks a reality for their children - outside of school.

    Keep on keeping them on their toes, Bod!
    My top classes didn't fall for it but the lower ones all did and the middle ones most students did... the common sense or ability to think gulf between top students and middle and middle to top students is growing and that is alarming.
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    My understanding is that the naked guy ate a homeless guy's face. Or something.

    Then a cop shot the face-eater guy.
    Your understanding is incorrect, completely.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I had a student last year that mentioned that zombies were real. I asked where she heard this and she said that her parents and sister and her were watching a documentary the previous night that showed that zombies were real. I asked what documentary it was or what channel it was an she didn't know. I eventually found out that they watched 28 Days Later and truly thought it was a documentary... no joke.
    Wow -- well, I have head of "zombies" or "living dead" in Haiti, but it's not like the zombies on 28 Days Later. Well, technically 28 Days Later isn't about zombies anyway. It's people who are alive, and infected. But I have read that there are powders and concoctions that can slow your heart rate to make people think you are dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    After that incident, just to see how many students will believe ridiculous junk I went on with my various classes and had a little fun. I am very believable and have a dry sarcasm and a great poker face. We were looking at the Roman Empire and I showed a few scenes from Gladiator. I told them that it was first hand footage. Almost all students in a couple of classes weren't sure if I was serious. I told them that the Romans invented video technology but that it was lost and that is what the Dark Ages were about. That archaeologists in the 1930's discovered the video footage and there we go! Most bought it and I then had to convince them that I was joking... amazing. I have a ton of stories where I fake out my students and it is alarming...
    *Scary* How old are your students, Bodhi?
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