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Surprising news. Times ran big research article titled: "Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?"
Stop messing around....phonics is the only game in town....that's what the Times said.…Continue
Three-minute animation tells you everything you need to know
about why our public schools are mediocre.Continue
The Star-Nosed Mole is my poster boy for K-12. (See article.)
There are too many dysfunctional and dishonest methods in our public schools. The people who design these things – this is my conclusion--do not intend them to work in the claimed manner. Rather, they are intended to create mediocrity and muddled thinking. What else can you decide when you look at Common Core Math?. What else can you think when you consider that Sight-words are a terrible…Continue
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