"There is indeed a real choice to be made, but it's not between Whole Language and phonics. Rather, it's between us... http://tl.gd/7o2ge6
"Find the stuffiest, dreariest, most out-of-context and inauthentic set of practices in each domain, and that's exa... http://tl.gd/7o2o1t
This is perhaps the most direct and concise assault on traditional education in this whole book. I can't say I disagree but I do think there is more to it than this.
lets repeat it:
"Find the stuffiest, dreariest, most out-of-context and inauthentic set of practices in each domain, and that's exactly what you'll find traditionalists fighting fiercely to preserve: spelling and vocabulary quizzes based on unrelated words, lessons on the separate elements of punctuation and grammar, diagrammed sentences, penmanship practice, formulaic book reports that would make anyone lose interest in even the most delightful story." Alfie Kohn
"there are basically three ways to convince skeptics. First, there's theory...Second, there's research...Finally, t... http://tl.gd/7opvd9
And when none of the above work? Then what?
"Teachers who spend their time telling instead of asking, instructing instead of inviting, can stand in front of ch... http://tl.gd/7oqc7e