kitchen table math, the sequel: spin cycle

Friday, February 23, 2007

spin cycle

from Ed School Follies, a scene at Teachers College:

“The student teachers seemed to appreciate the fact that what they had just been listening to could really be of help to them in the classroom. Hands shot up all over the room to ask questions like, Where do you get the books? How do you handle competition between the kids? What do you do when parents complain that their kids aren’t learning phonics?” Her answer to that one brought down the house. “Don’t tell them you don’t teach phonics,” she said. Then added, “You do.” They all smiled and nodded, as though they understood quite well what she meant.”

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