Found 4 works tagged 'education'.
Published Feb 24, 2021 · 4,326 words (16 minutes) · 1 like · 201 views
People outside of education have no idea what schools are like in the present era of standardized testing, teacher "accountability," and externally applied curriculums and measurements. It's a messy, intrusive, complicated, bureaucratic world where teachers and students try to survive its most dehumanizing aspects. If trends continues, schools like the one in "Pirate Readers" are just around the corner.
Published Mar 11, 2020 · 4,667 words (17 minutes) · 1 like · 346 views
Teachers are human and kids aren't abstractions. Academic battles are fought by personalities where things get messy. It's also possible that you have to be careful for what you wish for if all you want is higher test scores.
Published Jan 11, 2020 · 3,921 words (15 minutes) · 994 views
My curriculum for the 'Putting the Sci Into Sci-Fi' session I taught in December! How to generate ideas, how to vet research, how to turn research into a narrative, some common pitfalls, and how I did it for an upcoming story.
Published Apr 12, 2019 · 4,814 words (18 minutes) · 1 like · 483 views
People often say that teaching is a noble profession, and it is. It also has a huge dropout rate as teachers walk away from their jobs. Whatever positive pressures that keep teachers working and the negative ones that push them out, the future is unlikely to change. Chaucer once said of a character in his stories, "Gladly would he learn and gladly teach." Maybe that's the quality that keeps teachers going, that sense of gladness in the giving and taking.