At a Loss for Words: What's wrong with how schools teach reading
There's an idea about how people read words that's deeply embedded in teaching practices and curriculum materials used in most elementary school classrooms. While the idea has been disproven by cognitive scientists, it continues to be taught in teacher preparation programs, promoted in professional development sessions, and marketed by publishers.
From APM Reports, this documentary investigates where the idea comes from, why it holds on, and how it harms kids. Tune in Sunday, September 22 at 7 p.m. for more.