Required Readings

Homework benefits, student loan protest, teacher turnover, Rolling Stone smackdown, and more: Required Readings, 04.05.15

Good morning Required Readers! Spanish researchers found that more is not necessarily better regarding math and science homework, as measured by standardized test scores. The point at which time spent on homework began to negatively correlate to scores, generally speaking: about 70 minutes. To protest what they see as fraudulent practices, …

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Preschool lessons, Bible studies, teacher training, book banning, and time tracking: Required Readings, 11.30.14

I hope all of the U.S. School of Doubters had a lovely Thanksgiving break. May you all slide through the end of the semester like a hot knife through butter. But first, your Required Readings: What can other schools learn from preschools? Non-academic skills and social and emotional topics, such as …

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Required Readings

Dress codes, academic journal pricing, family and academia, Hobby Lobby, and more: Required Readings, 6.17.14

Dress codes, their use, and their abuse have been in the news quite frequently in the U.S. lately. This NPR article rounds up the required readings on news reports related to the topic, while one writer with a preteen daughter offers her opinion on the hoopla. From the Institute for the Research of …

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Required Readings

Bible study in OK, racist mascots, Autism Dx, paddling, fake classes at UNC, a little parenting is more than enough – It’s Required Reading 4/17/2014!!

Let’s get to it- Hobby Lobby CEO Steve Green has sponsored a 4-year course on the Bible to be piloted in an Oklahoma public school district. Here’s quote from the article on it by the religious news service: ” The nearest two synagogues are not in town — and are populated with …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: Muahahahahahaha!

I was so nervous to teach the Bible as Literature. I love teaching electives, and the Bible is one of the two most alluded to texts in English literature, so I know it’s important. And I was raised Catholic and went to Catholic school, so I know my Bible. But …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: Standing Up for Yourself!

Recently, one of my fellow atheist educators asked the following question:  During a faculty meeting, we were doing a positive things session about each other and our principal was quoting scripture, prefaced by, “I hope this doesn’t offend anyone.” I said nothing. How would you have handled it? This is …

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