Even w/out audio probs, this wasn't a pick. The author takes weird tangents, i.e., an excruciating passage about how a teacher who died mid year was a failure. Had nothing to do with book's thesis, so that part felt especially cruel. Additionally, almost every woman was objectified in their introductions to us. Finally, author was very condescending, so the above sentence in the afterword is clearly not his actual belief. Bummer.
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UGH. I'm struggling with this one because the author's tone is really condescending. On top of that, the audiobook has some weird pronunciation situations as well as a narrator who never changes his voice when he reads what people said, so you never know who's talking. On top of THAT, I was SO CONFUSED by a chapter only to just now find out that either Overdrive or the production team made the book jump from p 149 to 178, then back to 149 😡😡😡😡
Just over halfway through. I'm a little disturbed by the tone as well as by the criteria that appears to make up a "good" book. I'm still interested and will keep going for sure, but I am a bit troubled.
If there's a book in the room, she'll find it. 📖#raisingreaders
#TBRtemptation post! Today's younger generations enjoy tv, video games, social media, etc., & view reading as work and a chore. DD wanted to know if they could be turned on to serious reading. Also, which teaching methods and books encountered would do the trick? He went to schools in NYC, Westchester, & New Haven. He relates classroom dramas around The Scarlet Letter, 1984, Notes From Underground, etc. Inspiring! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎
Following the progress of a 10th grade English class through a year of books was interesting from the perspective of both an avid reader and a parent of children in either side of that grade. The author inserted himself into the narrative more than I expected in a work of non-fiction, questioning the choices and strategies employed by the teachers. By the end of the year, the students from these schools were truly engaged in reading and learning.
We are producing more college graduate skilled in STEM than the economy can absorb. At the same time employers have said they want to hire people with a good liberal arts education, people who can think, judge and express themselves; they want people who can follow complicated instructions, talk in a meeting, understand fellow workers. They can always buy robots.