Every Teacher Should Read Fiction

“Regardless of their subject, teachers need to read fiction about children who are the same age as their students. Teachers who don’t read enough fiction about youth can quickly come to believe ‘kids used to be different—better,’ which will lead the teacher to despise his students. Fiction about youth corrects the pretentions of a teacher who is too lenient or too strict with his students. Fiction teaches love.”

-from Every Teacher Should Read Fiction, my latest for CiRCE

Published by Joshua Gibbs

Sophist. De-activist. Avid indoorsman.

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