In a recent debate on the blog, a poster commented: No teacher should ever kick back his or her heels and say to his or her classroom “Read silently to yourselves.” That just means the teacher doesn’t want to do their job.
I have never liked movies being shown in class, but haven’t thought much about students reading books during class. My twins read in class while they’re awaiting a turn on the computer or when they have completed revisions on writing. But they’ve also had classes where everyone opens a book and reads silently.
Is it bad policy?
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog