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Most classes, in American K-12, are jumbles. It’s hard for anyone to tell whether something useful is going on there or not. What is being taught? Are children learning or just chattering about learning?
Meanwhile, language classes are traditionally transparent. You know exactly what’s going on in the class. And this simple clarity is still a hallmark of language classes.…Continue
Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 20, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Public schools tend to make their students passive. I also note that parents, etc. are passive. The K-12 system is such a successful leviathan, it just squeezes the life out of everybody.
If you’ve ever had these thoughts and would like some support, read on.
A new article titled “Memo to K-12…Continue
Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 12, 2018 at 8:56pm — No Comments
This is truly the overarching fight of the last 100 years. And the easiest way to understand everything that has happened to K-12.
Maria Montessori started off working with learning-disabled children. She believed in working with children as she found them and making them better. It does not matter if you like or dislike any particular feature or method that she used. She was trying to liberate the child’s…Continue
Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 8, 2018 at 6:41pm — No Comments