Required Readings

Teacher thanks, measles in Marin, afterschool activities, same sex non-education, tenure denial, and more: Required Readings, 02.01.15

As a bit of positive reinforcement, let’s start off today’s Required Readings with one man’s thank you to the 10th-grade English teacher who changed his life. Blogger Dr. Jen Gunter gets close to home with “Effect of a science fair project on MMR vaccine beliefs in Marin County.” (I would guess that …

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Exam Results; Kinky Sex Ed; New Words; Space Photography: It’s Required Readings!

Welcome to another Thursday assignment of Required Readings! This is the last week of my school holidays and so today’s RR is coloured with a vague mix of disappointment and nervous excitement. Onwards!   English A-Level results were issued today. These are the exams that determine whether or not English …

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Homeschooling must involve teaching, controversy in health textbooks, new NEA president, and more: Required Readings, 08.12.14

Required Readings begins today with pleasantly surprising news: a positive judicial outcome regarding religion and education in Texas. Guess you can’t stop teaching your homeschooled children because you sincerely believe the Rapture is coming. Also, IMHO, if your child is running away from home so she can attend school, you’re …

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Required Readings

Taxonomy tool, no NGSS in Wyoming, higher ed and equality, secular student groups, sex ed, and challenged books: Required Readings, 4.15.14

Developing educational goals and learning objectives for a presentation, course, or curriculum? Take a look at this online Bloom’s Taxonomy tool, which provides outcome verbs, instructional strategies, and assessment questions for each of the six levels of the taxonomy. The National Center for Science Education has an update on the …

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Culture

Irish Education: Sex, Lies and Sticky Tape

This was originally posted by Science of Sarcasm at Grounded Parents. You know, this blog was never supposed to be just about the Irish education system. It really wasn’t. After I posted the last installment I thought I’d take a break from the subject, maybe share some great one-pot recipes (a must for busy …

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Required Readings, 21 July 2013

Where is gay porn most popular? Could it be that repressing actions doesn’t repress thoughts? Hope you find this and the other articles very interesting. Have a nice day and a nice read! Why Is Gay Porn So Popular in Pakistan? – just remember, the Lord and Allah are pervs, and …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 11 April 2013

Good morning teachers and learners! Here’s your Required Readings for the day. Teacher Knows If You’ve Done the e-Reading – Textbook publishers think this will sell faculty on using their expensive e-textbooks. Hmm… Parents want sex education, recess – The headline first made me think they wanted to combine these …

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Pop Quiz: OK Class, Everyone Collect a Plastic Penis from the Front Desk.

A couple of years ago I went through a rite of passage that is notorious with staff throughout my school. It involved a bag of condoms, a plastic penis and a room full of teenagers.   Bear with me.   We have a sex-and-relationships education programme that almost all staff …

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