Bruce Deitrick Price's Blog – September 2016 Archive (4)

Sight-Words and Three Card Monte: both are hustles

 Some might think I'm flippant when I compare reigning educational theory with a common street con.

 No, I'm entirely serious. The common denominator is verbal and intellectual sleight-of-hand.

 Anyone who teaches reading or wants to understand our reading crisis should take a few minutes to explore this article and the accompanying…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 27, 2016 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Principal exposes dark secrets about K-12 education

True story. A very aggressive parent pushed and provoked a principal until he blurted out all the dirty secrets.

Nothing the parent said could change his mind on anything. If the parent's child wanted a better education, the kid will have to go somewhere else. Etc.

 This short article got 350 positive comments so you know it's interesting material. Many people wonder why the schools seem to actually favor ignorance. It's all part of a…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 19, 2016 at 7:15pm — No Comments

If you want to understand the reading crisis...

 Schools will immediately become better if reading is taught correctly in the first few grades. in fact, all the phonics experts say you can do it four or five months.

 The problem now is that many teachers do not realize they have been given hopeless methods and unreachable goals. The only thing sadder than the situation just described is that so many teachers put up with it.

 So let's cut to the chase. Children cannot be…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 7, 2016 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Mammas (and Daddies), Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Learn Sight-Words

BACK-TO-SCHOOL ALERT

Beware. Sight-words are the nation’s most common intellectual virus. They infect every aspect of our school system. 

Everyone who takes 10 minutes to understand what the Reading Wars are really about will oppose sight-words. Conversely, these people will promote phonics, which is the natural way to teach and learn a…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 1, 2016 at 3:54pm — No Comments

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