Some Food for Thought

Here is some food for thought from a veteran school teacher:  “Students crank out endless final products every day and night.  Teachers correct volumes of such low-quality work; it’s returned to the students and often tossed in the wastebasket.  Little in it is memorable or significant, and little in it engenders personal or community pride.  I feel that schools need to get off this treadmill approach and shift their focus from quantity to quality.”  This quote is from Ron Berger in his book, An Ethic of Excellence:  Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students.  A public school teacher in western Massachusetts for 25 years, Mr.  Berger works with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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