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  •  i questioned the basis for what you teach - (0+ / 0-)

    a lack of understanding of the generation you so blithely trash.

    i said i was concerned that you are teaching a subject about which you show an unwillingness to entertain that you might have an inaccurate view.

    your hostility toward the boomer generation is flagged throughout your posts and that is what concerned me enough to make my original statement of worry and it still continues throughout this continued discussion.  

    when one who teaches has a closed mind, then the information that is being disseminated comes into question.

    i am sure you are qualified to teach - it is the material upon which you base your lessons that i call into question.

    according to your position, were i to teach biology again (something for which i am certified to do as well as theatre arts and oral interpretation), then it would be perfectly fine for me to teach that there are only two phyla - the plant and animal kingdom and MAYBE blue-green algae as a possible third.  why? because that is what i was taught originally.  nevermind that there are now 6 (that we know of).  

    my question to you is this:  as a teacher, do you feel a responsibility to continually expand your own knowledge base by incorporating additional information to be more accurate in your presentations?    or, do you think you already "know" it all.

    my professor once wisely said, "it is what you learn AFTER you know it all that counts!"

    that is my advice to you - albeit unsolicited.

    open your mind.
    expand your knowledge.
    expand your understanding.
    stop being so damned defensive!  that is the sign of a closed mind.

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    by edrie on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 04:10:38 PM PST

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    •  correcting an error above... two KINGDOMS... (0+ / 0-)

      not phyla - phyla are a subclassification of kingdom.

      you see, for me, accuracy is important - more important than ego.

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      by edrie on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 04:12:15 PM PST

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    •  You won't even admit it was ad hominem (0+ / 0-)

      And now, a third time, you've impugned my professionalism--again, without any basis.

      It's clear to me you just want to argue and that you want the last word.

      Fine.  You can have the last word.  Go right ahead.

      •  then my last word is this: (0+ / 0-)

        if this is what you are teaching about the boomer generation, you scare me.

        and it is sad that this is the "knowledge" you are trying to pass onto your students.

        i am not trying to insult you - i am trying to open your mind to the possibility that you are on the wrong track and you are putting your students on that same erroneous track.


        •  And now you've repeated the ad hominem four times. (0+ / 0-)

          Again, without any basis.

          It tells me a lot about your character, not only that you won't admit it, but that you insist it's true and you insist on continuing to repeat it.  Saying you're "not trying to insult" me, while in the middle of insulting me, is disingenuous.  I suspect you already know this.

          •  let me be perfectly clear on this. (0+ / 0-)

            i question ANY "educator" who has a bias built into his/her subject.

            that is not an ad hom - it is a statement of fact.

            i will challenge ANY person who says they teach a subject then goes on to represent that subject in a narrowed and biased manner.

            if you are insulted by my questioning your beliefs and methodology, that is your issue.  it is not an insult.  it is a blanket statement regarding the quality of education that ANY person offers.  from the statements you have made here, your open anger, your misrepresentation of a person, a generation, your unwillingness to acknowledge that there might be more to an issue than you, yourself know is what i am challenging.

            it doesn't matter whether it is you or someone else - i would still post exactly the same comments... therefore, i do not intend this to be personal.  it is you who is taking it as such.

            •  You must be a terrible dress-maker. (0+ / 0-)

              I can tell because you spend an inordinate amount of time on the internet and engaging in defense mechanisms.

              Oh, wait.  "It's not the same", right?  It's "different" when I impugn your professionalism and your ability to do your job, but not when you do the same to me?

              Ad hominem is ad hominem is ad hominem.  It's truly sad that you resorted to it, and that you've repeated it five times now, and that you absolute refused to either recognize it or apologize for it.

              But it tells me everything I need to know about you.

              •  sorry, honey. was never a "dressmaker" - (0+ / 0-)

                but i WAS one of four tutu makers in the country back in the day.

                and, you can try to impugn anything you like, and, especially since you've never seen my costumes, you will be as "accurate" as you are in describing my generation.

                i will repeat - for the SIXTH TIME - in the hopes that you can understand what i am saying:

                i do not impugn your ability - just your factual accuracy based on what you have typed here in this thread.  you are waaaay too caught up in the "personal attack" mode here.  

                now.  go away.  and read more information and ask others of my generation and try to expand instead of protect your narrow views.

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