To me, books are everything, pure and simple.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tears. Not For Joy. For The Teachers. For The Children.

A friend of mine teaches in a district that is desperately trying to improve their schools. But they are going about it all wrong, They finally let the kids GO OUT TO RECESS, but they call it a "vitamin D break". What the hell?! These are elementary children. But even more heartbreaking than that? They don't allow the teachers to read aloud picture books. This weighs on my heart heavily.  How can a district go SO wrong? And it's because of scores...scores so low that they think this is the answer. I'm distraught. What can I do, how can I help? I don't know, and it makes me cry. Cry for the children, cry for the teachers.

1 comment:

  1. This weighs on me too. Remediation and more time in desks is not learning. The best lessons are taught organically. A good/great teacher knows how to make the simple act of reading a book out loud meaningful. They help the kids make connections and bring the story to life. Young minds are opened and inspired to think.

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