The following image is from a post on Twitter by Nitu Bhojwani,
What is it that gets in the way of saying any of the phrases above?
A lot of time could be saved by saying 'sorry, I made a mistake' and moving on. Instead of that I have heard all kinds of excuse which exposes the stupidity of some of these twitters and so-called educators who stand by what they have said come hell or high-water.
This is the current situation I am facing in having written a post on the importance of teaching kids to learn letter names.
This is exacerbated by professors who say things without a thought. Dr. Jonathan Solity was quoted by John Walker in his post. The following is what Jonathan Solity had apparently said;
‘Teaching both [letter sounds and names] potentially confuses children and doubles the amount of information they are required to learn.’
How do students in Chinese schools in Malaysia and Singapore cope with learning the letter names and then the different sounds represented by letters in Malay, English and Han Yu Pin Yin (Mandarin written in Roman/ Latin letters)? This is in addition to learning to read about 600 Chinese characters by the end of primary one.
I have tweeted and tagged Johanathan Solity and he has not responded.
Read my post here and do read the comment section where I have copied some of the tweets.
How do we end the reading wars if teachers/educators/scientists refuse to budge from what they have said.