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Best Teacher I Ever Had

Best Teacher I Ever Had
Best Teacher I Ever Had by David Owen Extracted from Reader's Digest (Asian Edition), April 1991, pp. 47-48. Mr. Whitson taught sixth-grade science. On the first day of class, he gave us a lecture about a creature called the cattywampus, an ill-adapted nocturnal animal that was wiped out during the Ice Age. When he returned my paper, I was shocked. Very simple, Mr. Needless to say, we were outraged. We should have figured it out, Mr. Mr. Every class was an adventure with Mr. We carried our brand-new skepticism into all our classes. If I'm ever asked to propose a solution to the problems in our schools, it will be Mr. Not everyone sees the value in this.

Why don't we have "rockstar" teachers? (Quora) Logical Paradoxes Education Has an Element of Danger… – Thoughts from Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk I read at least two books a month on social justice, poverty, race issues… Yesterday, I presented a synopis of the true classic, The Souls of Black Folk, by W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois, for the Urban Engagement Book Club, sponsored by CitySquare. The most famous line in the book, which he repeats numerous times throughout the book, is this: for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line… But I especially liked/appreciated this excerpt: The opposition to Negro education in the South was at first bitter, and showed itself in ashes, insult, and blood; for the South believed an educated Negro to be a dangerous Negro.And the South was not wholly wrong; for education among all kinds of men always has had, and always will have, an element of danger and revolution, of dissatisfaction and discontent. Education – an “element of danger, and revolution.” (I thought back to the book I read decades ago by Neil Postman, Teaching as a Subversive Activity).

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Haim Ginott on Teaching Teenagers Home | Parenting | Education | Other Important Authors Notes from Haim Ginott's Books Haim Ginott's most famous quote: Notes from two of his books: Between Teacher and Child Between Parent and Teenager If you want to buy these books online from you can help support my site by going through my bookstore. Between Parent and Teenager, Haim Ginott, 1972 "Rebellion follows rejection." Differentiate between acceptance and approval. Ginott offers these suggestions: Don't invite dependence Don't hurry to correct facts. "Concerned adults serve best when with confidence they stand and wait." Insult cuts deeper and lasts longer when it comes from the parent. p 36 Truth for its own sake can be a deadly weapon in family relations. He quotes a child: My father is sensitive to temperature but not temperament. Chapter 3 Primum non nocere (First, do no harm.) First, of all do not deny your teenager's perception. He gives the example of a child who says the soup is too salty. On problem solving:

Teaching Themes - Lesson Plans, Thematic Units, Printables, Worksheets, and More from A to Z Teacher Stuff Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy Image by J. F. Horrabin, via Wikimedia Commons Bertrand Russell saw the history of civilization as being shaped by an unfortunate oscillation between two opposing evils: tyranny and anarchy, each of which contain the seed of the other. "The doctrine of liberalism is an attempt to escape from this endless oscillation," writes Russell in A History of Western Philosophy. In 1951 Russell published an article in The New York Times Magazine, "The Best Answer to Fanaticism--Liberalism," with the subtitle: "Its calm search for truth, viewed as dangerous in many places, remains the hope of humanity." But the liberal attitude does not say that you should oppose authority. Russell criticizes the radical who would advocate change at any cost. The teacher who urges doctrines subversive to existing authority does not, if he is a liberal, advocate the establishment of a new authority even more tyrannical than the old. 1: Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. 10. via Brain Pickings

How to Disagree March 2008 The web is turning writing into a conversation. Twenty years ago, writers wrote and readers read. The web lets readers respond, and increasingly they do—in comment threads, on forums, and in their own blog posts. Many who respond to something disagree with it. The result is there's a lot more disagreeing going on, especially measured by the word. If we're all going to be disagreeing more, we should be careful to do it well. DH0. This is the lowest form of disagreement, and probably also the most common. u r a fag!!!!!!!!!! But it's important to realize that more articulate name-calling has just as little weight. The author is a self-important dilettante. is really nothing more than a pretentious version of "u r a fag." DH1. An ad hominem attack is not quite as weak as mere name-calling. Of course he would say that. This wouldn't refute the author's argument, but it may at least be relevant to the case. DH2. DH3. This is often combined with DH2 statements, as in: DH4. DH5. DH6.

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