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. …

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 …

“The Cost”

In a game forum I am a member of, a question was posed regarding how to incorporate ethics and morality into the game.  What can be done to incorporate those things–since many games are abstracted…wargames turn units into mathematical values, etc. so that an SS unit is reduced to being …

Do No Harm

I resisted teaching/coaching for a long time because of the nightmare that was my time in high school.  High school sucked.  It was the worst three years of my life.  Teachers have the potential to do great damage to young people–just as they have the power to be a positive …

Finding Ways to Help Students

A while back I wrote about a student named Travis.  He wasn’t interested in school, had teachers give up on him because they never thought to consider what his motivations were.  It made me think of another student.  We’ll call this other student Nick (using pseudonyms is always better so …