Heartland Audio

Paul Horton: Why Kids Need Slow Reading

July 31, 2014

SRN PODCAST - You’ve heard of slow food, but what about slow reading? Paul Horton is a history teacher currently at the Chicago Lab School, and  has been teaching for 30 years. He’s recently written an article “in defense of slow reading.” He joins the podcast to discuss how overuse of technology isolates children, disrupts a teacher's relationships with students, and prevents the thoughtful analysis that only comes from sustained reflection. Here's a book we mention in the podcast: "SlowReading in a Hurried Age," by David Mikics.