Required Readings

Required Readings, 27 June 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! Today is the last day of my first summer session of classes. I’ve lined up plenty of interesting reading for you. Everything from religious schools trying to get state money, to ways of getting students to do pre-class reading, to yoga instruction in schools.

ACLU Sues to Block State Grants to 2 Religious Colleges in New Jersey – Chris Christie’s quiet controversy.

UK teachers are increasingly dissatisfied and many have considered quitting – So says a survey from the teacher’s union.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Prop 8 and DOMA – Skeptical teacher Mattus Maximus weighs in on the reaction from the religious right.

Two magical tools to get your students to do and learn from pre-class work – Says Julie Schell: “Assess it, and they will come.”

Chillax, breath and stretch, uptight California anti-yoga parents – Is yoga instruction in schools the same as religious instruction? Doubtful News casts a skeptical eye on the claim.

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P.E. Robinson

P.E. Robinson

Professor P.E. Robinson teaches astronomy to non-science majors at a 2-year college in the United States. He has a decade of experience teaching science in higher education, and providing professional development experiences to astronomers and other educators. Skepticism and critical thinking are key components of everything he teaches.

1 Comment

  1. June 27, 2013 at 5:05 pm —

    Ugh, that yoga-is-a-religious-ritual thing is so annoying. Would the same parents be upset with a Bible passage being taught in a class? Ummm… probably.

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