Christy B Posted September 6, 2012 Share Posted September 6, 2012 "How Teachers Make Children Hate Reading". Her comment -- "I didn't recognize any of the stuff he was complaining about, that the public schools did wrong. But everything he recommended as the better way to do it . . . well, that was basically what I remember from elementary years." My response -- "Yeah, well, I read a lot of John Holt when you were a toddler. Teach Your Own and Growing Without Schooling were pretty much the basis for my educational philosophy, later I balanced it with The Well Trained Mind . . . In fact, I started reading Holt when my faculty advisor . . . at the college you are at now . . . told me that my ideas for education were 'admirable; but too idealistic to be effective'. I'm pretty sure his point was to make us mad enough to go out and try to change the education system." Her reply -- "That is so awesome. I can't wait to tell my English teacher. She's going to love this." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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