Monday, September 19, 2005


I just ran across this crappy sentence in a reading and writing textbook at work:

An article by Penny Oldfather of the University of Georgia explains how a positive classroom culture and teachers who try to attain an empathetic understanding of their unmotivated students’ perceptions can help them accept and become engaged with literacy learning.

Hold, American Cicero! Why art thou wasted on pedagogy? Get thee hence to the public square, that the unwashed rabble mayst marvel all at the depth of thy masterful oratory. Pretend no false humility!

Kids read better when their teachers understand them inside out and teach toward their problems.


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