Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking: Then and Now

Once again, I am writing about Richard Paul’s work on critical thinking. He wrote a whole lot about it and had excellent things to say. I would strongly recommend checking out the source of what I am briefly touching on here, because he goes into much more detail and depth …

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Pop Quiz – Education, Diluted

A baby has been had and the relentless first few months are over, so it’s time to write for School of Doubt again!   It’s World Homeopathy Awareness Week, apparently. Sugar pill peddlers across the globe will be spreading the good word, making sure that we are all fully educated …

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Pop Quiz: Gays Please Leave Children Alone

I woke up to this news article this morning, and could not believe the comments of Russian President Vladimir Putin. When asked about the safety of gay fans and athletes who will be attending the Sochi Olympics, Putin had this to say: One can feel calm and at ease. Just …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: Change a few words?

In Oklahoma, a Jewish high school student and his family face threats and intimidation from angry white people after the young Jewish student had the courage to report the unconstitutional display of a page from Mein Kampf  in his public school classrooms. On Saturday, May 11, Jewish student Elijah Ross, a junior at …

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Education

Secular Student Alliance and the Freedom From Religion Foundation Team Up!

By Andrew Cheadle-Ford High School Specialist, Secular Student Aliance High school students are busier today than ever before. They’re worrying about college applications, extracurricular activities, AP classes, jobs, and much more. It’s hard to think that any of them could find the time to organize a secular student group. Yet …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: Coming Out At School

Q: How do you deal with your atheism as a teacher? Do you tell coworkers, parents and students, or do you just keep it to yourself? For the first semester at my current job, I was really quiet. I talked to the kids, of course, and I made awkward conversation, …

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The Atheist Academic: I Defile my Question Virginity!

I’d like to start this week’s column with a question from a loyal reader. (I suppose I can’t actually call someone a “loyal” reader when this is column #3, but it makes me feel better.) Anyway, Belinda from Oklahoma asks, “What are some ways of handling separation of church and …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: In which I am thrown into professional development hell.

You’d think I would know better, but I signed up for a two-day professional development in my school district. It was over religion in our schools. I guess my thinking was that I would get some information about different religious groups that make up the population of our school district, …

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