Nice summary and commentary, Kayla. I like how you found a picture of Dr. Becker as well.
In your last sentence, you write about the ability to make “assumptions and affirmations.” Could you explore that notion more, and explain how those assumptions and affirmations are built upon evidence? Students will need to avoid making such assumptions and affirmations if the evidence contradicts their beliefs, no?
Again, this is a well-written post that not only helps readers understand Becker’s writing; it also offers your take on his subject and how you can use it in your life as an educator. RH