[embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36L34Hf0_U4[/embedyt]Marquel, TPVs NYTimes Teaching Texting and Learning Section, was studying the Facebook guidelines, when he stopped and read To Help Language Skills of Children, a Study Finds, Text Their Parents With Tips. Preschoolers performed better on literacy tests when their parents received text messages with tips on how to help them, a study in San Francisco found. The tips weren’t random fortune cookie standards, like “You will make a friend today,” or even, “Much Money will come your way,” but, instead, filled with practical advice like, “wake up your children and hug them, then tell them you love them.” They also arrive much more frequently than your once or twice a week fortune cookie. These text arrive minute by minute, sometimes several in one minute.
“dress each child head to foot. Be sure to dress warmly for cold weather,”
“cook something hot for breakfast. Eggs, oatmeal, or muffins. No junk food for lunch!”
“NO junk food for lunch! No chips, No candy, nothing fatty or greasy. ONLY fresh fruits like apples, grapes, oranges, or raisins.”
“That’s easy,” said the researcher, “you can’t have literacy if you can’t speak and you can’t speak if you’re left home all day, unclothed, unfed, sick, and ignored.”
“Well it seems pretty obvious that no kid is going to become more literate if we text him the word of the day.” He said
“Actually we can do that with white middle class kids.” He interjected.
“Actually their parents already give them ten words of the day. Those kids don’t have a moment off.” He said.
He pulled out his phone, and said, “there’s one now. It goes several times a day, actually.”
‘Remember, it’s A-S-K-E-D, not AXED!’
“The truth is,” he confessed, “we couldn’t get a grant to increase literacy of impoverished kids. Frankly nobody gives a damn. But our grant is technically to socialize through texting. All the foundations were crazy about that.”
“Ah, they want to get things in the cheap. The idea of getting the underclass socialized through texting is absurd. But you can get middle class kids to learn a new word a day.”
“You get what you pay for.” He said somberly.
What a strange idea to work on kids’ literacy
that’s BS. No work. Too many idiots have too much money and they try to pretend they are doing something good.
Marquel pointed out the truth. Bravo:
I liked this:
“You get what you pay for.”
It is a somber Marquel. It is a sad story. Thanks for sharing
Remember, it’s A-S-K-E-D, not AXED!
That’s what Lizzy Borden said too. She was just trying to get her parents’ attention
If only she had Twitter, she wouldn’t have had to split her…
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