Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Observations - Reading

As a teacher for the past 20 years I can say from personal experience that more and more students dislike reading every year. This translates into more and more adults disliking reading. Why has this happened? I think the reason is that school has made reading a chore and not the great pleasure it is. Schools should be places where reading is shown to be a great thing to do. The reality is that reading in schools has become something to be dreaded and avoided. How can we fix this? Maybe let students have more choices in what they get to read? Maybe reward students for reading in some fashion? Maybe make reading cool in some way?

What do you think?