How to Make Great Teachers

by thoughtfulconservative

In the week we received the issue of TIME magazine with a feature article on teachers, we also received a magazine with a bit about John Corcoran, a retired teacher who admitted being illiterate while he taught school for 17 years. He now has a foundation promoting literacy.

Perhaps you, like me, were incredulous at how this could happen.

For 17 years Corcoran taught high school for the Oceanside School District. Relying on teacher’s assistants for help and oral lesson plans, he said he did a great job at teaching his students.

“What I did was I created an oral and visual environment. There wasn’t the written word in there. I always had two or three teacher’s assistants in each class to do board work or read the bulletin,” said Corcoran.

There you have it.

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