Thursday, March 15, 2007

Tips For Teachers

Whether you're new to teaching or have served in the classroom for years, the Rightwingprof has some good common-sense advice for teachers. Here's a sample:
Stick to your topic. This shouldn't need to be said, but these days, it isn't said enough. The school isn't about you, or your ideology, or your idea of "social justice," or "diversity," or "conscienceness-raising." The school is about learning, as in the topic you're supposed to be teaching. If you're throwing out gratuitous political comments, you're wasting time and not doing your job. If you're trying to think of ways to weave your agenda into your topic, not only are you being a narcissistic jerk, but you know what you're doing is wrong — otherwise, you wouldn't be trying to sneak it in.
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