From The Atlantic: In The Atlantic‘s article “How Self-Expression Damaged My Students” , the author tells of how he used modern-day techniques for teaching writing. He notes, however that “good writers don’t just do stuff. They know stuff. … And if this is not explicitly taught, it will rarely develop by osmosis among children who do not grow up in language-rich homes.” What Pondiscio describes on the writing front has also been happening with mathematics education in K-6 for the past two decades.