As a child, I lived in a dreamworld of books. Narnia transported me beyond the wardrope. James took me on his journey with the giant peach. I visited other countries, continents and even planets. Books were a marvel to me.
Now I marvel to see that kids don’t read. Their dreamworld is their smartphone.
Technology has put learning at kids’ fingertips — and they don’t want to learn!
Recently, I am having the kids read Hamlet, and some fall asleep in class!
The negative side in me worries we are heading back to the Dark Ages. The positive side in me is trying to strike the fire in the cold world of anti-learning of today.