I'm not a teacher, but as a parent I can appreciate Mr. Nicely's wisdom. I think the true value of different teaching methods is determined by the results. I had 4 children go through the school system. When they had teachers they admired, learning was fun for them. When they had teachers they feared, learning lost its joy. Thank goodness, the sour, disapproving teachers were in the minority. Every teacher leaves a mark on a child's soul.
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