I want to take a short time to reflect on what I have learned from Twitting.
I believe there are many ‘educators’ on Twitter to promote their products and not there to share ideas or learn from one another.
They do not read the posts linked to tweets and shoot from the hip with preconceived views.
It would appear that anything they cannot comprehend does not exist.
They cannot comprehend when I tell them that many kids can read in Malay and Romanised Mandarin but not in English. They cannot accept this fact because they have been indoctrinated to believe that ‘Dyslexia’ is a language problem when in fact it is not.
We have educators like Pamela Snow who did not respond to my many comments on her blog posts in 2018 and yet has the audacity to talk about me being rude.
Imagine the number of students she could have helped in these 2 years if she had an open mind.
Similarly, Jennifer Buckingham does not respond to comments on her posts. She does not understand the root cause of why educators like Jeffrey Bowers are attacking phonics.
If more educators like Jeffrey bowers come forward and submit reports that phonics does not work, we may end up using whole words again.
If Emily Hanford is really doing investigative work why did she not check out on what I had said to her in 2017?
Many educators on Twitter in closing their eyes, because they do not want to face the light, are fooling themselves.
Fooling themselves is one thing but to fool teachers and parents for the sake of promoting their products is quite another.
For decades the reading war has been going on because the phonemes of consonants are not taught correctly.
The big boys with a vested interest are not keen on reducing illiteracy.
I pray that parents and teachers on twitter and those following my blog posts will get together and demand that schools teach the correct pronunciation of consonants and thereby reduce the number of kids leaving school as illiterate.
May we evolve...to get comfortable with questions and even more so with the answers, we find...