Skip to main content

View Diary: The Daily Bucket: the Game of Larvae (64 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Key statement (5+ / 0-)

    Look at all the people we know of who - for example, politically - are certain they are right because they have a lot of "facts" at hand, even when those aren't "true facts". That's dangerous. How to think, to evaluate the validity and importance of those, is far more important it

    You've more or less described one of my primary reasons for teaching.  The other is getting to talk about cool things that interest me in front of a captive audience.

    "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

    by matching mole on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 06:10:18 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  Heh...captive audience. From your descriptions (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Polly Syllabic, matching mole

      you do a lot of incorporating case studies and local examples in your teaching, which took me a long time to figure out. Makes the subject dynamic, especially when about stuff that's particularly cool to you. It's a good example to kids seeing teachers constantly learning too.

      I know how discouraging it is looking at the state of education, and all the insidious efforts to weaken it by influential groups who benefit from a population that can't think. But I truly believe that we individuals can make a difference, one kid at a time. The hummingbird story if you will. It's worth all the effort.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (124)
  • Community (62)
  • Bernie Sanders (44)
  • Elections (33)
  • Hillary Clinton (27)
  • 2016 (27)
  • Climate Change (26)
  • Culture (26)
  • Civil Rights (23)
  • Environment (22)
  • Science (21)
  • Spam (17)
  • Labor (17)
  • Law (17)
  • Media (17)
  • Republicans (17)
  • Barack Obama (16)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (15)
  • White House (14)
  • International (13)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site