A New Study Says Teachers Shouldn't Use Red Pens, Because It Makes Students Anxious
We were just thinking that today's kids aren't coddled enough. So THANK YOU, University of Colorado, for making sure we work to shield kids from the realities of the world as aggressively as possible. A new sociology study out of Colorado found that teachers shouldn't use RED PENS to correct mistakes, because it makes children ANXIOUS.
According to the study, kids said that when teachers use a red pen to make comments, it's like being, "shouted at." Instead, they say teachers should use kinder, gentler blue pens, which don't make kids so anxious. (Or maybe just don't correct papers at all, and just give everyone an "A," since that's where we're heading anyway.)