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dear future teachers

ace-gh0st:

classicalmonoblogue:

the-crunchyest-of-water:

imsurroundedbyidiots553:

northeast-artist98:

haleykinz:

panicatthequeerness:

haleykinz:

imaginecrowleyspn:

marksheppardischarming:

thekingsparty:

reclusive-lester:

iamdibandmothman:

bellerose1232:

myworldendedwithyou:

hallowdragonmaster:

DO NOT

FORCE SHY KIDS

TO TALK.

DO NOT

TELL SHY KIDS

THEY NEED TO PARTICIPATE MORE.

DO NOT

MAKE PARTICIPATION

A GRADE.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA

HOW HARD IT IS

FOR SOME STUDENTS

TO JUST RAISE THEIR HANDS?

FORCING THEM INTO GROUP PROJECTS

AND MAKING THEM TALK

DOES NOT “TEACH THEM TO BE SOCIAL AND DEVELOP INTO WELL-ROUNDED INDIVIDUALS” 

IT SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF THEM.

AND MAKES THEM HATE SCHOOL.

SERIOUSLY.

COLLEGES TOO.

THERE IS NO REASON TO REQUIRE A PARTICIPATION GRADE.

IF I’M MAKING 90′S ON ALL MY TESTS/QUIZZES

IT MEANS I KNOW THE DAMN MATERIAL YOU TAUGHT

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHOULD YOU LOWER MY GRADE 10% JUST BECAUSE I DIDN’T TALK ENOUGH.

I SWEAR IF I GET ANOTHER “B” IN A CLASS THAT I EXCELLED IN JUST BECAUSE I DIDNT FEEL LIKE RAISING MY HAND TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

I MIGHT ACTUALLY KILL U  

PREACH

I may not be shy but I agree with you 100% about the whole participation part !

*SLAMS REBLOG BUTTON*

SERIOUSLY THIS IS AN ACTUAL FUGKIBG PROBLEM

over here, in Germany, participation is 2/3 of the grade, everything you write only counts for 1/3. I’ve always had As in written exams, but teachers thought it fair to give me Cs and Ds, just because I didn’t raise my hand often enough. (I did reply tho when asked directly.)

And other students who *beeped* up written exams but blabbered all lesson long (not even IN topic) got better grades than me. 

This speaks to me on a spiritual level.

Also, don’t force the shy kid into a group project with the popular kids. They’ll only be humiliated by the popular kids, which will have the opposite effect of what you want.

AND I STG DO NOT

*popular kid is being loud and obnoxious*

*sits loud and obnoxious kid next to quiet and shy kid*

A) a shy person shouldn’t be a punishment

B) it’s more of a punishment for the shy kid than the loud mouth

C) how about you send the kid outside or put him alone rather than allowing a student to distract other students and make them feel uncomfortable

plus, FUCKING DO SOMETHING WHEN SOMEONE IS BULLIED!

^^^

*DEMOLISHES THE REBLOG BUTTON*

Please! I swear! Teachers, learn from this! My sister has selective mutism (which means if she doesn’t talk much in public. If she doesn’t talk to you, don’t get offended. She didn’t talk to our aunt until she was six. She says she wants to talk to people, but it feels like the words get stuck in her throat) and school got so bad, my mother took her out of public school and started homeschooling her. Teachers, please, do not force shy, quiet kids to talk. It makes their shyness/quietness worse. 

Can I just say though this is terrible during school it is an important skill to have in most careers because many employers may fire someone who does not interact with them at all

For those of you who aren’t shy and want to help:
As a natural chatterbox with zero problem talking in class, my method was to talk to the shy students one-on-one in the caf, around campus, wherever, and get a few comments and ideas from everyone I could, and then pepper them into my class discussions “I want to bring up X, because Jane mentioned in a discussion that Y, which ties into that thing John said the other day about Z…”
This will occasionally backfire and inspire the prof to ask John or Jane to expand on their idea, and you’ll have to smooth it over and divert the prof’s attention back off them, but 95% of the time it just gives the prof the vague sense that John and Jane were contributing. I initially started doing it for shy friends, and their participation scores shot up, so I expanded it.

“Can I just say though this is terrible during school it is an important skill to have in most careers because many employers may fire someone who does not interact with them at all”

Exactly. Capitalism is a pile of shit.

Rant.

the-independent-jew:

When I first came onto tumblr, the LGBTQ+ discourse was all up in arms against people who claimed that teaching about same sex attraction in sex ed was “sexualizing minors” because that implied that there was something inherently more sexual and “inappropriate” about same sex attraction than the heterosexual attraction which was already talked about.

But now those same people have taken up the very discourse they fought against so strongly to accuse ace people of “sexualizing minors” for wanting to have asexuality discussed in sex ed.

The lack of self awareness is mind blowing.

The discoursers are forgetting entirely that asexual minors do in fact exist, and are
harmed by a society that constantly tells them that sex is the ultimate
goal of a relationship, or that it is “fundamental human instinct for
everyone.”

All we want is to tell them that not feeling this attraction does not make them broken or less human.  And, that you can have a fulfilling relationship WITHOUT SEX.

To me, that seems like the opposite of sexualization.

clatterbane:

thisiseverydayracism:

amuseoffyre:

stirringwind:

perfidiousalbion:

Britain is not open about the stuff we’ve done at all. 

Slavery is taught but that’s about it. And even then the focus is on “We stopped it”, often leaving out the part about profiting from it for 200 years. 

The crimes in Ireland are only taught at A Level history, meaning that most of the public is truly ignorant of British colonialism in Ireland. A huge portion of the English public voted Cromwell to be one of the greatest Britons ever, and he committed horrific acts against Ireland and Scotland. 

There’s little mention of any imperialism in Africa. When it was revealed the Mau Mau’s would be getting a memorial statue funded by the UK, people were outraged and basically denied that we ever did anything wrong. The Boer and Zulu wars are forgotten, especially the bit about the concentration camps.

There’s absolutely 0 public discussion regarding British imperialism in India. People’s knowledge seems to go as far as “We gave them trains so they should be grateful”. The British tied mutineers to cannons and blew them up. The Indian economy shrank under British rule more than any other nation in the modern era. From about 20% of global GDP (Similar to China and Europe) at the start, to about 1% at independence. 

And that’s not even mentioning the Native Americans. Long before someone ever dreamt up the idea of  United States, the European colonists were quite happy killing, abusing, and conning the natives. 

There’s a reason another phrase for the Union Jack is “The Butcher’s Apron”. You don’t get to be the world’s first hyperpower without slaughtering a lot of people. 

People really are awfully naive if they think the whitewashing of history happens only in one country. 

Prime example of the British mentality is this: “we made their countries better”.

My dad has actually said that. Mention the war crimes, genocide, ethnic cleansing, and general horrific stuff and he gets genuinely angry with you. I’m sorry, but history is not there to be swept under a rug. If you want to celebrate how successful we were, remember who we were standing on to get there.

There has been no greater force of evil in the world than British imperialism.

(meridok: #what really gets me #is when they then have the goddamned /nerve/ to lecture people in canada australia nz us etc #abt the Evils of the Modern Situation and settler-indigenous shit #like e x c u s e y o u #you ain’t living on the stolen land but you’re sure as hell still benefiting)

And sometimes they judge who they’re trying to score points off of very, very badly. What keeps getting me too is the weird proprietary air about the whole thing, like British people are in some special position to get self-righteous about what other places have done with the legacy of their own colonial systems. Without any apparent self-awareness of the layers of irony there, on top of all the projection.

I’ve kept having to wonder what people are getting taught about their own country’s history here. I mean, I am very aware that self-serving distortions of history can get pushed hard. (I’m from Virginia of all places.) But, there also comes a point where you do have some responsibility to take a critical look at the line you’re getting sold, however uncomfortable that may be. And also how that is encouraging you to treat other people, here and now. It’s depressing how much easier it can be not to do that.

ateaspoonaday:

One of the most frustrating things is that nobody teaches you how to be disabled.

Everybody teaches you how to try to get better, how to blend in, how to be as normal as possible and “lead a fulfilling life.”

But nobody says the important shit.

There is no “Hey, fuck, you’re in a wheelchair and that just sucks balls, but you know what? You gotta fucking do it so here’s some things to make life easier.”

Or “Here’s your new cane! Congrats! Here’s how you use it. Stairs might fuck you up at first but let me show you how to make it easier.”

Or “Hey, you’re autistic, that’s cool. Let me know how I can help as your friend/family. I care.”

No one teaches you, actually TEACHES you about how to deal with daily life moving forward. Once you’re disabled, once people know or once you’re injured or sick or diagnosed or whatever, it’s all about pushing to get out of the chair, to stop using the cane, to blend in. There is no help to accept your disability and move on with life WORKING WITH IT. It’s always a push to work against it in every way possible and that makes it even more exhausting.

myriadsubtletiess:

Why is it always a “future” idea or a goal with no follow through to educate young men about treating women with respect and educating them on consent/recognizing that they aren’t entitled to women’s bodies but we very actively and presently urge women to utilize every preventative measure available and to be hyper-vigilante to the point of damn near paranoia about the risk of sexual assault? Why is the former seen as some lofty and unrealistic goal, while women living in a sustained state of panic while interacting with men is perfectly fine? Why is it acceptable that I as a woman am expected to take defense classes, carry around weapons, avoid leaving my house alone at night or at all at night, learn basic tenants of emotional manipulation and psychology to spot potential rapists, and to alter my behaviors and attire in the HOPE that doing so will deflect a rapist’s attention from me to another woman – when men aren’t even expected to engage in conversations with their peers about consent?