Our Philosophy

“The power of books is inestimable. Reading remains one of the skills that helps connect us to our world and the worlds of others.

I understand that many children are not exposed to classic and complex literature, nor given the opportunity to start a connection to books early in life. Our technologically dependent world doesn’t stress reading, and the books we often tout are the most common, most commercial or most politically correct texts. It has been obvious to me that a lack of reading skills divides children very early on into those who will succeed and those who are less likely to find success.

By envisioning each book as being the center of a universe, and then creating galaxies around that central text, Cool Classics! strives to show public elementary school children the importance of literature, illustrating how each book resonates with and connects to larger worlds. The ultimate goal is to transform students into devoted readers and thinkers. I am convinced that by keeping the focus on classic literature, and creating an intimate connection for the students to words and books, we transport them to alternate worlds while creating confident readers and thinkers who will contribute to our society in the most significant ways.

The pedagogy is important. We’re in a society that has dumbed things down way too much. I think the potential for intelligence is so great, and we turn our backs on it too often, so we don’t do that with these children. They read better as a result and their test scores are better. Cool Classics! is really meant to teach children to think, and to understand that the world is a complicated place, using a wonderful book that has all these different ways in which it operates. It can be a play. It can be a musical. It can be a classical music concert. It can be a conversation. It can look and sound completely different, but it always has the same values, and concept, and story, and we can talk about it, and think about it in different ways.” –  five paragraph essay about me go https://www.mitforumcambridge.org/multiple/american-dream-thesis-ideas/2/ follow link yes viagra para mujeres cialis on black market thesis weighted mean https://sacredwaters.net/citrate/functional-groups-in-viagra/60/ popular proofreading sites for college proper english essay format essays on energy conservation https://www.nationalautismcenter.org/letter/writing-a-reflection-essay/26/ http://hyperbaricnurses.org/930-buying-viagra-online-in-uk/ click here source link tips writing good article review essay examples for applications does essay need cover page essay pet http://go.culinaryinstitute.edu/how-to-write-a-cover-letter-for-teaching-job/ mcckc creative writing friend essay in english powered by phpbb kann man viagra in luxemburg kaufen online apotheke levitra generika argumentative essay with sourcesВ comparatif cialis levitra viagra how to write your essay for the sat popular thesis proposal ghostwriting website for college viagra from canada pharmacies go here order of a structured essay Mara Tapp, Cool Classics! Founder and Director