Does the present system of education encourage us to admit our lack of knowledge?

lesson 33 8th grade English Prompt: If we are afraid to reveal our lack of knowledge we will not be able to learn. In order to make progress we must admit where we are now. Such an admission of ignorance is not easy. As Thoreau says, “How can we remember our ignorance which our growthContinue reading “Does the present system of education encourage us to admit our lack of knowledge?”

Is Apple Pie the Most American Dessert?

Lesson 30-8th Grade English Here is the prompt: Apple pie has long been considered the most American dessert. Why do you think this is? Do you think this is still accurate? What would you choose as the most American dessert? I think that apple pie is considered the most American dessert because it was easyContinue reading “Is Apple Pie the Most American Dessert?”

Are People Better at Deciding if They Remain Neutral?

Lesson 31- 8th Grade English Prompt: Are people better at making observations, discoveries, and decisions if they remain neutral and impartial? Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations. So, the first thing that I thought of was the presidential election. Would people be better at making decisionContinue reading “Are People Better at Deciding if They Remain Neutral?”

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