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Silent reading is a joy we shouldn’t deny pupils

In an age in which quietude seems outdated, 10 minutes of uninterrupted reading time per lesson can help pupils rediscover the joy of contemplation, says Kenny Pieper

Silence

Reading Why Baseball Matters by Susan Jacoby recently, I was struck by the writer’s concern for the future of the game as a spectator sport. Apparently, attendances at games are down massively, especially for those aged under 25, who seem to prefer to access their sport in small, smartphone-friendly chunks.

Major League Baseball is very concerned. It seems that the next generation of sports fans has trouble with the patient build-up of play, the potential for low scores and the possibility of a game that could last at least three hours.

More recently, I had a fascinating conversation with my ...

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