News Story-Rant

Ok, I think its about time I do a little rant. I see in the news so many things I disagree with. Mostley political left winged stuff but I try to keep the politics out of my blog post because I could argue to the end and it wouldn’t matter. Everyone sees things differently and that’s ok. It’s not worth the fuss. 

It’s the little things that burn me up. For example, I read a news story and the headline was this. “School experiments with deskless seating options”.
Think about that for a moment. For some of you, it may sound like a really good idea. Probably because you are only thinking back to when you were in school. How nice that would have been. For me, I think it’s a bad idea.



Children go to school to learn and heaven knows, it’s probably the only place they get any decipline now days. Making a child go into a class room, sit in a desk, be still and listen, is not a bad thing. It’s called manners and dicipline. School should be the foundation to jobs in the future. 

Its not a good idea to let the kids sprawl out on the floor as they wish and try to do class work. First of all, where is structure in this? How is this good for posture?  If they let kids go to class every day and do as they wish it would be like....well It would be like you see in a lot of restaurants. The parents that approve of this classroom method are probably the same parents that let their kids run wild in a restaurant while running up to a spoon to be fed a bite of food every few minutes. This is because in todays society, kids rule. (Dogs rule too but thats another story). Parents (not all parents) simply do not teach kids dicipline. They are not taught to sit at a table to eat. They are not taught to be quiet when they need to be. They are not taught to go to bed at a decent hour. Now they are going to allow the school to let them behave in the class rooms as they wish? Wait, thats already happening. 

I just feel like, by letting kids sit and lay around in the floors at school is taking away the last little bit of dicipline they had left. 

Rant over.

8 comments

  1. Well, when you want to improve things, you have to try new things to see what works and what does not. Not all guinea pigs have success stories.

    But that being said, there are positives to this kind of method. Kids can stay more alert to their schoolwork this way. I haven't been in a desk under those stupid lights for a long time, but we did a training class at work once and it was very much like being at school. After lunch everyone was bored and ready to take a nap.

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  2. You rant all you like

    (love the old photo you've got up now...maybe i've been missing it for a while)

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  3. Discipline in school is so stinking tough now. I cannot imagine beign a teacher now with our society's children undisciplined as they are. I am agreeing with you for sure. One problem is 'teachers with a heart to teach.' Some people are blessed with that natural ability to demand attention without saying it. I can remember a couple teachers that were gifted, but tough that made school interesting.
    Note to Adam. I understand the comment, and there is a big difference in office type instruction to adults. The guy or gal has to hold adults attention, and they need to be trained for that. Many times in my life it has been: Hey joe we have a new piece of equipment coming in, it is your job to go over it and teach the rest of the staff. WHEN JOE is NO teacher.

    But also there is the opinion thing, we all have one, that is for sure.
    Good 'thinking post' lady, I have not heard this idea or suggestion.

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  4. Lisa I'm with you on this one, I can't imagine a school classroom being successful with the kids sprawled out on the floor.

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  5. I agree with every thing you said!!

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  6. I see your concern Lisa! I was thinking the exact same thing about posture and structure. I know that education methods are evolving as time goes on, but I'm not sure how this method of learning will benefit students.

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  7. I agree there is something to be said for sitting at a desk.

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