Here’s a great article to start 2019. Thanks you, Joanne.
Teaching real information and skills matters–especially for students who don’t get “enrichment” at home.
Yet, our current education fads steer us in the wrong direction–e.g., no need to teach phonics, no need to teach facts (they can look it up in Google), no need to know the number facts, no need to memorize poetry, no need for the hard work of learning.
All that is wrong–especially for students who most need to learn at school.
Hopefully these fads will fade fast. We can only hope. Happy New Year!