Fundamental Teaching Decisions
Emphasizing the positive demonstrates civic literacy celebrating good. Emphasizing the negative demonstrates civic illiteracy glorifying evil. Georges Bernanos: "The worst, the most corrupting lies, are problems poorly stated." Johnny Mercer: "Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, and don't mess with Mr. In-between." Vern Harper: "Emphasize only what children should do because children do whatever is emphasized." As reading + writing + arithmetic (the 3Rs) are children's learning framework, cleaning for others + cooking for others + caring for others (the 3Cs) are children's learning foundation.