Sunday, June 7, 2009


I read this post on one of my favorite blogs and found it interesting enough to share. Now, I'm not necessarily posting this as a plug for homeschooling, so please don't think I'm insulting public school teachers. I have friends who teach public school and I wouldn't want their job. I think the article makes a valid point - it's probably not fair to ask one teacher to teach 25 children with different learning styles.

Anyway, click here to read it.


The Miller Family said...

I've been tlaking to my sister-in-law about this topic a lot lately. It just seems so natural that a mom who knows her children best would be the best one to teach to cater to their unique learning style and personality. At the same time, a teacher goes to school to learn how to am I going to be able to teach them as well as someone who has that degree? So many questions...good thing Levi is only 2 and a hlaf, and won't make the cut into Kindergarten till he's 6...maybe by then I can figure it all out!

On a side note, tonight I made brownies. As I was taking them out of the oven I was telling my husband..."Yeah, I should've added more onions..." Lol. I meant walnuts but had just looked at the squash and onion side dish from dinner and my brain got twisted! He said "Hey! Like that blog you read...'Brownies and onion dip'!" So observant, he is... :o)

Miriam said...

I work in Special Ed--in a public school--and I see the kiddos who ARE clearly dyslexic. My greatest frustration is that not enough is done to address their specific disability. Even within Sp. Ed., they get a one-size-fits-all approach.

And as far as the non-LD kids go (in regular ed.), I've often said that they manage to learn to read in SPITE of the teachers. Not that they're doing anything "wrong", per se, it's just that reading is best taught one-on-one or in a very small group. Not feasible in a typical classroom, but fortunately, most kids are able to get the idea.