President Theodore Roosevelt

"As you know, I am a straightout adherent of our nonsectarian public school system."

Theodore Roosevelt, Letter to Joseph Keane (October 15, 1894)

Primarily, Education

I really liked Daisy Christodoulou's article in a recent issue of The Spectator ("Teaching's war on science", March 15, 2014) discussing trends in teaching. Specifically, this line spoke to me: 

And just because learning is hard work doesn't mean it isn't enjoyable. Quite the contrary: often we derive the most satisfaction when we put in the most effort. We also derive satisfaction from success. That's why 'direct instruction' teaching has been shown not only to result in more academic success than other methods, but also in pupils having more self-esteem.

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