Thanks to Charles Dickens, we've got some colorful names for colorful personalities.
In Charles Dickens's 1854 novel Hard Times, Thomas Gradgrind was a teacher known for being cold, hard, forceful, overbearing, and extremely focused on facts (rather than emotions, processes, experiences, creativity, or critical thinking).
"A Gradgrind ethos is destroying the school system: Children with special educational needs are being excluded to boost exam results. That's not a healthy approach."
Explain the meaning of "Gradgrind" without saying "data-obsessed" or "focused on cold, hard facts."
Fill in the blanks: "_____ is a Gradgrinding system that measures _____ and ignores _____."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. Some near opposites of GRADGRIND include
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