A Prison Cell
EducationSecondary Education

Be Careful What You Wish For (Especially When It Involves Prison)

It’s something many teachers will have said or though at some point, often in the aftermath of a confrontation with a particularly difficult or aggressive student. Once they leave here, they’ll be in prison within a year. There are some students who go beyond “normal” misbehaviour. The ones who radiate …

Michael Gove
EducationRequired Readings

Gove’s Gone; Islamic Fundamentalism; Sexual Assault During Field Work; Reporting College Rape: It’s Required Readings!

Welcome to Thursday’s collection of Required Readings!   I’ve posted about Michael Gove, the English Secretary of State for Education, before. I make no secret of the fact that I despise everything about his attitude towards teachers and education in general. Well, this week teachers across England woke to the …

Critical ThinkingEducationPop QuizSecondary Education

Pop Quiz: You Have One Hour To Learn All There Is To Know About Rape

Hi there, Doubters! I’m really sorry that this post is a little late; Friday night traffic is rotten. I’ll make this a quickie so that we’re not delayed too much longer.   Today we had a visitor from a rape counselling service in our school. Each year she visits for …

The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: Where You Should Put Your Penis

Back in college, I was a volunteer rape crisis counselor. I had months of training, and I was on call for a few days a month. Basically, if a person (almost always a woman)  was sexually assaulted and went to the hospital, I went with her. If that person needed …