A Teacher Writes Living Epitaphs - Page 2
With the ever growing flood of words and information that come our way every day, critical literacy is becoming more vital to an educated population. Many of our children leave school barely knowing how to read; to me that would be like not having glasses, and going through life seeing everything through a blur. I wouldn’t be able to drive, see across rooms, read expressions, and observe people and objects around me. It would cut life off at the knees. Critical literacy is making sense and meaning out of what is read. I can see the world; corrective lenses bring it into focus.
I know there are wise, smart, insightful people who never learned to read. Those people are rare, and developed critical literacy without the benefit of a formal education. They learned to do what a teacher should be teaching, how to question, question, question. A teacher may never have a direct impact on the world, but a teacher has a lasting impact on the world; a teacher writes living epitaphs.