Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Day 3: The Tartan Problem

The problem: Tartan is technologically "impaired".


  • A lot of my friends (and me at one point) were having trouble creating blogs just like this one, because either they don't understand how to do it, or their computers won't run the site properly.
  • Mr. Hatten first trimester didn't have class grades up on Parent Portal for a long time. Or, at least, as fast as all the other teachers did.
  • When in computer labs, the students will goof around and talk rather than focus on their computer work, whatever it may be.

Contributing Factors:

  • A lot of teachers, regardless of the fact that they all have a computer in their room, have made out computers to be evil. The "devil's work", if you will.
  • Hardly any teachers aside from English 10 have assignments on the computer, not counting essays.
  • Teachers make out computers to be only for typing.

Solution: There should be one course (or possibly more for the more advanced students) in Tartan to simply teach all the functions of a computer, to better educate everyone who is technologically impaired in this school, which is, at last count, a lot. And to make more online assignments like this one right here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Day 1

Hello. Read this. Or don't, I don't care.

A friend is having trouble keeping up with the class. You suspect
that bad study habits may be causing her grades to drop.

A way to solve this problem would be simply to talk to her, explain to her that she has to take school seriously and make it her top priority. If this didn't work, you could think hard about what she regularly likes to do in the place of studying or homework, and help her focus on her work rather than whatever else she wants to do. If you did this enough and pounded the point in deep enough, she might start to understand what she has to do, and eventually do it on her own to keep up with class.