General Chat MCB's Coffee House: Pull up a seat, and grab your favorite caffeinated beverage. Non-paintball related chat within.

Thread Tools
Old 06-20-2012, 05:35 PM   #51 (permalink)
Rec Poster
Join Date: Nov 2009

Originally Posted by mtaylor View Post
I feel different. I went to public school, had amazing teachers, reasonable class sizes, and a good learning experience.
Care to elaborate on the Canadian School system in general?
Or to be more specific, what were your class sizes like, how old were the books/teaching materials, do you have standardized testing like we do here in the states? I would be interested to know how our neighbors educate.
Kazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 05:49 PM   #52 (permalink)
Ran out of characters.
mtaylor's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Canmore, Alberta

My classes averaged about 35 people, some books were as old as 20 years (Physics), while some were brand new. We (At least in Alberta) have standardized tests at the grade 9 and 12 levels. I was in a high school with about 1500 people, in a 50 year old building, that while I was there was being renovated. (Coincidentally, I worked for the construction company in my old high school the summer after I graduated.) My brother went to a different school, he had similar experience. The most standard tests I did, and in my mind the most pointless, was in grade 10 when I was in the AP program. I'm pretty sure it was the same test the kids down south were writing at the same time.

I have to add, some of the most awkward kids I have met, went to private schools. They are good at school, but that doesn't help them in the real world.
Originally Posted by Painthappy
Somethang straight-up wrong.. well, went wrong. Us thugs will now sack dem involved.
How to get around UPS fees

Last edited by mtaylor; 06-20-2012 at 05:52 PM.
mtaylor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2012, 02:00 AM   #53 (permalink)
Facta Non Verba
Deuce's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Send a message via MSN to Deuce

Fan of EMR
Originally Posted by CrazyBoy78 View Post
Portables aren't such a big deal. My high school had 35 portables.
This is true when they aren't stuffed to twice their legal capacity. I had an advanced class once where twelve of us were in a portable, it was quite nice. Then I had classes with more than four times that many students and it was awful.
Deuce is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply » General » General Chat

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC