Pearce Dietrich

It is scary, but the truth is on your side and you’re just asking questions. You’re just asking questions.
Without a knowledge of basic, simple facts, entrance into high-level thought is impossible. Without basic learning, students will miss the opportunity to build their far more complex skills off analysis, evaluation, and creativity.
This is no longer just about culture. Everything is on the table.
My liberal and progressive views died when I first entered the classroom. I realized that I was doing much more harm than good through incorrect views and ineffective instructional practices.
It is not easy to teach kids how to read, especially students from low-income households (newsflash, that’s about to be all of them, if things keep trending in the same direction). Teaching bogus theories based on feelings that don’t require a teacher to actually crack open a book is much easier.