tripe, n.: something, esp. speech or writing, that is false or worthless; rubbish.

tripe, n.: something, esp. speech or writing, that is false or worthless; rubbish.

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5 Responses to “tripe, n.: something, esp. speech or writing, that is false or worthless; rubbish.”

  1. The first step in confusing the masses is to complicate simple things.

    If we can keep the public off balance then we can control the “game”.

    Somebody tell me please why, after close to 30 years of classroom teaching (7-12), I wanted to laugh at something someone went to a lot of trouble making?

    If I had to endure a group activity that created this it would have been me that was labeled negative, uncooperative, and contradictory. Why? Not only don’t I “learn” like anything described in the presentation I am insulted to think you can manipulate me into it.

    Sometimes learning is work. Just hard work.

    Maybe I need a vacation or an internship in another industry.

  2. Hear, hear!

    Videos like this – bizarre, unnecessary demonstrations of creativity, pseudo-innovation and the rest – also come when someone, or a group of someones, has very little foundational knowledge.

    For example, you get useless 5-minute videos when an elementary educator knows nearly nothing about a subject like math. It’s almost as if they enter a singing talent show – let’s say American Idol – perform abysmally, and then say, “But… but… look what else I can do!”

    And we all stare, puzzled, when they do cartwheel after irrelevant cartwheel.

  3. Colin says:

    wash the poison rain from your skin after the undereducated got to play with Bunsen burners and beakers.

  4. Cassandra says:

    This is clearly an assignment – I would guess the women were to make a presentation introducing differentiation. It does that, and I don’t know why you find it bizarre.
    I don’t like the unkind, snarky comments about the work of these women who are completing required assignments in order to join our profession.
    If you want to attack the process of teacher credentialling, surely you can do that without mocking the work of named students.

  5. Cassandra,

    If these students aren’t comfortable with their names on the video, they shouldn’t have included names and uploaded the video to TeacherTube. I didn’t bother to point out their names or the institution’s name in the post because they are irrelevant.

    That these students were just following orders, as you’ve implied, has nothing to do with the value, or lack of value, of the video.

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