However, the teacher's role is to move them on towards shared cultural understanding. The best way to remember the word "conscience" is not to use obscure references but to know what it means in Latin. Then you will not only remember how to spell it but know what it means to us all. Making meaning is surely the purpose of learning, not "getting it right" in a test. Creative teaching is fantastic but the thinking has to be rigorous and children have to be challenged.
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