Monday, March 5, 2007
Smart? Or just fast>
Early in the book, Miss Caroline got angry at Scout for being smarter than the other students, saying that being able to read and write cursive was wrong during the first grade. I believe that it is magnificent for a first grader to fluently read and write cursive. Miss Caroline told Scout to stop learning outside of the classroom because she was learning wrong. Do you actually think that you can learn wrong? I mean, if it is helping you read and write, is it wrong? Also, isn't most of student learning done outside the classroom? Sure, they get the basic fundamentals at school, and the tutoring and explanations at school, but you have to learn how to apply it out of the school enviroment. What is you opinion on this matter? What would you do if a teacher or parent told you to stop learning fast and stick with your grade level of learning?