One thing that I feel very strongly about since I began my post-secondary literary studies, is that high school teachers tend to teach the students all sorts of things that need to be un-taught when they get to college. It drives me crazy! Shouldn’t we be teaching students skills they can build on when they get to college, not skills and habits they have to break in order to be successful in post-secondary education!?! So, one of my goals when I teach is not to teach my students things that they need to be un-taught later. That might mean expecting more out of my students than the average high school English teacher, but I think in the end it will benefit them greatly. —Lorin Schumacher —Lit Crit’s Usefulness in Pedagogy (LorinSchumacher)
Lorin is a sophomore English and education student at Seton Hill. As part of a student Tiffany Brattina’s blogging carnival on education, Lorin blogged this thoughtful essay.