One of the most fondest memories I have of my childhood, is waking up on Saturday mornings, sprinting to the TV and with a bowl of cereal in my lap, watched cartoons. There was something magical about this decade that captivated not only myself, but everyone who grew up during that period of time. It was the 80s; a time when DeLoreans became synonymous to adventure and home gaming literally boomed in every household.
Many a time, my students are overwhelmed by their anxiety as exam period looms over the horizon. Exams and certification – especially in Greece, have come to be interpreted as a matter of life or death, adding to young learners’ frustration.
What many scholars and parents neglect to comprehend is, what the true purpose of accumulating knowledge is. Are our children studying to learn, or are they meticulously trying to ‘master’ an evaluation test?
One essential skill students are called upon to master, is that of Reading Comprehension. Many a time, we are all obliged to ‘decipher’ a text, be it for school, exams, work or even daily activities. However, the lingering question which must be answered, is…