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Required Readings

De-escalation tips, teacher salaries, library anxiety, SCOTUS audio, race in the classroom, and student retention: Required Readings, 08.17.16

Useful info for anyone who in contact with children: 20 tips to help de-escalate interactions with defiant or anxious students How gender bias affects teacher salaries (and those of other pink-collar professions) H/t to the Skepchick mothership. Also, half of preschool teachers require federal aid to make ends meet, and 2015 weekly wages …

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CultureFeminismPrimary Education

Crafting Gender

Permit me one of those exasperated sighs from the intersection between parenting, feminism and teaching. As I am writing this, my daughter is in her room, trying to finish a crafting project for school. She’s been postponing this for a while. The others in her class have all finished, but …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 24 October 2013

Are spiders infesting your school? Why not close for the day? (I thought about including this in next week’s Halloween edition of Required Readings, but it was too good to pass up today). Faculty Couples, for Better or Worse – The Chronicle’s take on couples who take jobs at the …

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Required Readings

Why Are There So Few Women In Science?: Required Reading, 3 October 2013

The New York Times today published a long-form essay by Eileen Pollack entitled Why Are There Still So Few Women In Science? The essay is so interesting and thought-provoking, that I’d like to break with form and suggest this as your only required reading today. What thought did it provoke in …

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Critical ThinkingHigher Education

Teaching the Social Construction of Sex

Why do some women find it a turn on when men “take control” in the bedroom, pushing her down and performing aggressive sex acts? Choking a woman not a biologically-based sexual gratification. I also suspect that penetration to the point of soreness or tearing is not a biologically-based source of …

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