Mul­ti­ple in­tel­li­gences

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Opinion - (By Reyna Cor­tado, Tal­isay City)

THIS lat­est so­cial me­dia noise about a teacher post­ing Miss Uni­verse Philip­pines 2019 Gazini Chris­tiana Gana­dos’s aca­demic per­for­mance while con­grat­u­lat­ing the beauty queen is a back-handed com­pli­ment.

I fully un­der­stand the laid-back men­tal­ity of this teacher. He must have come from the ori­en­ta­tion that stu­dents must perform ac­cord­ing to his stan­dard.

This is like rat­ing stu­dents to a swim­ming test when they have dif­fer­ent skills. I think teach­ers with that kind of think­ing should move for­ward. Stu­dents or peo­ple for that mat­ter aren’t wired the same way. If we are to force a stan­dard, we’re like con­vert­ing our schools into can­ning fac­to­ries, and not av­enues for cre­ativ­ity where every­one’s unique­ness is en­cour­aged.

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