Friday, December 18, 2009

Favorite comments of '09: TerriW on open-ended assignments

Re: Against open ended assignments: evidence from psychology, TerriW writes:

Well, as a parent of little ones still, this is a no-brainer.

"Go get ready for bed."
vs.
"Go pee on the potty"
"Okay, now wash your hands."
"Okay, now brush your teeth."
"Okay, now put on your jammies."
"Okay, now pick out your nighttime book."

Which version gets the job done quickly and which one causes the parent to get angry and drives the child to tears?

1 comment:

TerriW said...

Hey! I feel like a celebrity. Heh.