Ethical Dilemmas in Teaching

Teachers can face all sorts of problems. The catch is–there’s not necessarily a right answer. Ultimately, it’s going to come down to your personal values. Some of these may be a big deal to you, some may not. Also, when pondering/discussing these, think about something the Marines call hot/cold ethics. …

Black History Month – Star Trek

Jim here–this is (mostly) from my personal blog here.  I’m using it for the Foundation’s blog with some modification.  Science-fiction has always been a way to explore ideas that would be unacceptable if used in a real-world discussion.  Good writing stimulates discussion.  That’s important for education.  Teachers can use these …

Music and Education

The link between music and history is pretty significant.  Recently, I watched a South Park episode (don’t judge). In the episode, the three main characters (it’s the season where Kenny is dead) build a ladder to heaven.  When word gets out of what they are doing, Alan Jackson shows up …

A problem with teachers

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was a high school student (yes, the automobile existed). The thing is–I was taught a certain way with classes and that method still exists.  Why? Think about your math class and how it worked.  A teacher explains what’s in …