5 stupid, sexist things expected of men. If you have a scrap of progressive politics in your bones, it’s no surprise to you that sexism hurts women.
Like, duh. That’s kind of the definition of the word. But we don’t talk as much about how sexism hurts men. Understandably. When you look at the grotesque ways women are damaged by sexism—from economic inequality to political disenfranchisement to literal, physical abuse—it makes perfect sense that we’d care more about how sexism, patriarchy and rigid gender roles affect women than we do about how they affect men. But men undoubtedly get screwed up by this stuff, too. How spending two days as a student changed this teacher's outlook. Life's not so easy sitting in the classroom, a US teacher has found.
Consider it a win for students worldwide. An American school teacher who went 'back to school' for two days says she was so exhausted by the experience she was rendered unable to do anything mentally stimulating at the end of each day. Author Grant Wiggins commissioned his daughter Alex Wiggins, a teacher of 15 years now working at a private American international school, to spend two days shadowing another student to gain a better understanding of auspicious teaching methods. Sitting in class all day can contribute to leaving students mentally exhausted. Her resulting piece, entitled 'I have made a terrible mistake', received mainstream media coverage in the US after Ms Wiggins lamented not trying the exercise far sooner.
Advertisement. Corkboard Connections: 5 Common Mistakes that Will Lead to an Out-of-Control Classroom. Guest post by Linda Kardamis at Teach 4 the Heart My first year teaching was not very pretty.
I thought I knew how to manage a class, but I made some critical errors that left me in the situation every teacher dreads – standing in front of an out-of-control classroom. While I certainly don’t want to go back and repeat that first year, I’m very thankful for the lessons I learned. And once I learned from my mistakes and corrected them, the next year went much more smoothly. Effective classroom management can be challenging, but the key is to keep learning and growing. 5 Common Classroom Management Mistakes. Make games. In Response To Robin Williams' Death, The Most Powerful Description Of Depression I’ve Ever Heard.
There's Something Absolutely Wrong With What We Do To Boys Before They Grow Into Men. Man 1: Stop crying.
Man 2: Stop with the tears. Man 3: Don't cry. Science Quotes. The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes. Did You Know? アニメ・マンガの日本語 Japanese in Anime & Manga. Learn to Write Chinese and Japanese Characters. Learning and Education. New teachers survival guide. Teacher Planet. The illustrated guide to a Ph.D. Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge: By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little: By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more: With a bachelor's degree, you gain a specialty: A master's degree deepens that specialty: Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge: Once you're at the boundary, you focus: You push at the boundary for a few years: Until one day, the boundary gives way: And, that dent you've made is called a Ph.D Of course, the world looks different to you now: So, don't forget the bigger picture: Keep pushing.
Related posts If you like these posts, then I recommend the book A PhD Is Not Enough Get it in print; fund students; save lives By request, a print version of The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D. is on sale. Click here to preview or buy it. Any and all proceeds will fund graduate students whose work may impact the discovery, diagnosis or treatment of genetic disorders. Why biology? The All-Time TIME 100 of All Time - 2012 TIME 100: The Most Influential People in the World. I'm a big picture, big thinker kind of guy.
So while my editors mess around with the 100 most important people right now, I'm swirling a brandy snifter full of smart and compiling a list that tells the story of the human race: the All-Time TIME 100 of All Time™. It is a list, I assume, that will be carved in stone, put in every time capsule and projected by lasers into space.
Also, please tweet it and post it on your Facebook walls. The only thing you need to know about this list is that, like the TIME 100, people are not listed in order of importance. So if you're a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew or a Zoroastrian, you have no reason to get upset. Homer The Iliad and the Odyssey? Sir Isaac Newton Before Newton, gravity did not exist. Charles Darwin Every list needs a little controversy. Euripides He wrote Medea, Electra and The Trojan Women. Plato You know the Platonic ideal? What happened when I started a feminist society at schoolWhy I started a feminist society at school. I am 17 years old and I am a feminist.
I believe in gender equality, and am under no illusion about how far we are from achieving it. Identifying as a feminist has become particularly important to me since a school trip I took to Cambridge last year. A group of men in a car started wolf-whistling and shouting sexual remarks at my friends and me. I asked the men if they thought it was appropriate for them to be abusing a group of 17-year-old girls.
The response was furious. For those men we were just legs, breasts and pretty faces. Shockingly, the boys in my peer group have responded in exactly the same way to my feminism. After returning from this school trip I started to notice how much the girls at my school suffer because of the pressures associated with our gender. I decided to set up a feminist society at my school, which has previously been named one of "the best schools in the country", to try to tackle these issues.