HOW MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY IS ROOTED IN ANCIENT METHODS

March 10, 2016 · Bangor Daily News

By Mickie Flores, science teacher at Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School and the 2015 Hancock County Teacher of the Year.

By It’s OK to worry about kids and how best to teach kids. But it’s not a new worry.

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.” That is a summary of complaints directed at young people in ancient Greece more than 2,000 years ago.

There was no Facebook or Twitter. But ancient Greeks had the same observations of the younger generation that many people still do today.

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