( ´ ▽ ` ) Good morning, everyone! ( ´ ▽ ` )
The date is December 5, 2013 on a Thursday
Don’t choose a side after only hearing one part! It’s important to have your own point of view, take a look at something from all sides before making a decision. You might find out circumstances aren’t as you thought or even a misunderstanding occurred!
( ´ ▽ ` ) Have a wonderful morning! ( ´ ▽ ` )
Anonymous asked: Dear Mr. Bendis, I have an English teacher that has criticized genre fiction feeling it's something geared for younger audience and because of that in class we all read dramatic and personal literature. She's criticized contemporary prose, feeling that readers now don't want to do the work and because of that books are becoming dumber and lazier. You're also an English teacher, do you share the same beliefs?
Obviously I do not share the same beliefs. that sounds ridiculous.
but forget the mountains of evidence that does not support this claim, when I was a student and as a teacher it frustrates me when teachers use their pulpit to try to limit their students desires and imaginations.
when somebody stands in front of a room and criticizes something like contemporary prose all I think is: so they rejected your manuscript
it doesn’t matter what I as a teacher like or don’t like, it’s what inspires my students. it is my job to use their passions to make them better at whatever I’m teaching.
for example, almost every semester I have taught has included students who have a deep love for deep down hard-core manga that I have just not experienced yet. titles I’ve never even heard of and I know some stuff. titles at 1st glance seem like pixies and fairy dust stuff which doesn’t at face value really appeal to me… I would never stand in their way of applying this passion towards their own work. in fact, opposite.