Sunday, October 29, 2017

Got an opinion? (part 2)

"At the core are three issues (which are described in detail on the COTC site):

1) insufficient readiness for the challenge of learning (auditory/linguistic/cognitive/speed)

2) unnatural confusion     

3) self-blame>shame (distraction/avoidance)" (David Boulton)

“Children of the Code avoided advocating solutions so as not to be dismissed as having an agenda other than learning deeper into the challenge. 3 decades of work have culminated in a solution, an entirely different approach to supporting learning to read:  (David Boulton)

What nonsense is this about insufficient readiness for the challenge of learning?

Do 20% or more kids in US actually have auditory, linguistic and cognitive challenges? Who are David Boulton and his gang trying to hoodwink?

What unnatural confusion is this guy talking about?

I know it for a fact that that there are kids who must be taught explicitly. There should be no room for confusion or doubt when these kids are taught.

Is it really possible for guys like David and Timothy Shanahan to be that thick not to be able to understand that such kids should not be taught consonants with added vowel sounds?

What is unnatural confusion?

Is it unnatural confusion when kids predisposed to shutting down disengage when wrong sounds of alphabets are taught to them?

Is it unnatural confusion when kids predisposed to disengage, shut down when on the onset teachers do not explicitly tell them that alphabets/symbols in English have more than one sound?

Don’t David and Timothy understand about brain plasticity?

Are the people, especially the educators, that naïve to believe that it takes 3 decades (30 years) to come up with a solution 'supporting learning to read'?

“30 years to learn deeper into the challenges”.  Doesn’t this sound idiotic?  

How many hundreds of millions have been spent on this study and why is it that no one dares question these ‘American Gods of education’?

I am eagerly waiting to see the ‘entirely different approach’ supporting learning to read that has taken 30 years to develop by David Boulton and his gang.

I simply cannot envision anything different from what I had suggested since 2010 but I hope to be pleasantly surprised.

Note: Let us see what thirty years is like:

Thirty years ago if a man and a woman were to marry at the age of, say, 20 to 30, they would have had children who would have been 20 years old twenty years later. Assuming these children got married at 20 then their children will be 10 years old at the end of the 3 decades. Let us not forget the babies born in the first 10 years of the 3 decades to millions of parents in the world.

You never know if you can actually do something against all odds until you actually do it. ~ Abby Wambach

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