A Network Connecting School Leaders From Around The Globe
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.
Everything else is blurred, thanks to an Education Establishment that feels safer that way. Who can judge them if nobody can tell what’s going on? Meanwhile, their goal is essentially subversive. They want to dumb down the schools but fix it so nobody can tell.
So I’m arguing that all serious teachers should look at French class, for example, and consider that as a role model for everything else.
French Class As the Perfect Way to Teach Everything