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 Post subject: Erasers to be banned?
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 2:52 pm 
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32884330

Guy Claxton's latest thinking ...


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 2:59 pm 
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When I read it earlier I didn't read it as a serious piece of journalism.Life is about making mistakes and failures in some aspects of your life.Growing up is learning from your mistakes and learning how to deal with failure whatever the perspective.We should just erase the article. :D

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 3:00 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 3:12 pm 
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He also said that other countries have a clear idea of the type of pupil they want to turn out, but
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...In England we haven't a clue, so it all falls back on wretched exams, results and grades.

That alone makes him worth listening to, though I have never come across the man before.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 3:25 pm 
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http://www.buildinglearningpower.co.uk/what_it_is.html

He is the person behind 'Building Learning Power'


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 3:33 pm 
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Guest55 wrote:
http://www.buildinglearningpower.co.uk/what_it_is.html

He is the person behind 'Building Learning Power'
Oh.

Though a quick scan of that reveals the absence of keywords guaranteed to give me hives - excellence, fulfilling potential (or worse, exceeding it, as a teacher recently claimed to me he was trying to get children to do), outcomes, high-performing, world class, global race, targets..., there is still something a bit odd about it. Go on, G55, tell all.

They used to be called rubbers when I was at school. I see we have lost that one now.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 4:36 pm 
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Amber wrote:
They used to be called rubbers when I was at school. I see we have lost that one now.

I think there might be concerns about American search engines picking that up? :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 4:56 pm 
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Maybe "Rubbers" really are the instruments of the devil! :wink:

Just analysing the title, erasers were invented around the 1770s to correct mistakes.Whereas the devil is the epitome of evil for the two main faiths of Christianity and Islam and has therefore been around for a couple of thousand years.
How do we get from evil to mistakes?
Are erasers really an instrument?

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:28 am 
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In the Guardian G2 today there is a short article on the changing of the name rubber to eraser.


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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 10:20 am 
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Can i borrow your rubber, Johnny? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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