Bruce Deitrick Price's Blog – January 2018 Archive (3)

Curriculum design, anyone? Consider Quintilian.



As progressive education has successfully replaced traditional education, it has filled up every classroom within an array of dubious theories and methods.

Particularly interesting is the absolutism of the people doing this. The propaganda is relentless that Sight-words are a valid way to teach reading, that Constructivism is the only way to go, that Common Core is the best way to organize a school,…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on January 24, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

How does a sight-word become a vocabulary word????

This is the biggest question in K-12. All success in elementary school pivots on this question.

The answer is obvious. Sight-words become vocabulary words when the child sounds them out. At that point, we might say, the child transcends cold, almost useless graphic design and appropriates it at a phonetic level.…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on January 11, 2018 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Phonics and democracy go together like...?...

....sight-words and dumbing down.

Yes, there's a big cosmic battle going on. The Education Establishment likes to discuss reading as a dry scientific subject. Of course, they say, we need sight-words because phonics doesn't work all the time. So they say.

Meanwhile, here's what does work all the  time. Sight-words dumb down their victims…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on January 3, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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