A couple of days ago, I read this on Real Clear Science:Why Spelling Tests Don’t Help Kids Spell
by Misty Adoniou
I highly recommend this short article, but I would like to pick out one sentence:Nor is getting children to write their spelling words out 10 times, even if they have to do it in rainbow colours.
This sounds like something from a
science fiction comic when I was young, back in the days when Dan Dare was with
Spacefleet, which was effectively the RAF in Space before the Russians and
Americans took over.
However, this bit of news is quite contemporary.
According to one of my favourite online newspapers*, a team of German scientists
claim to have discovered a “second solar system” made up of seven planets
orbiting a star similar to our own.
Since I retired three years ago, I have been becoming almost as sessile as a sea squirt, sitting in front of my computer, reading not just news but comment and what people are thinking about things. Among the ‘things’, women’s equality is very much to the front these days.