I think the absolute key is that learning, the education of a child, is a long process, and we are now in the middle of a fast food society. We want instant everything. We even have books now like Algebra Made Easy and Shakespeare Made Easy. But I want teachers and parents to remember that it’s not easy! To be good at anything—anything!—takes thousands and thousands of hours of patient study, and I want people to know that when kids make mistakes or have setbacks, we don’t need to jump all over them for every little thing.It is a wonderful interview with a great teacher.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
There is an interview with Rafe Esquith, author of Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire in Teacher Magazine. From the intereview: