~Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts (via thatkindofwoman)
Yes. I love solitude.
Teachers have tough jobs, especially in an era of technological change, when boards actually think that a teacher who tells students to create a Facebook page for a protagonist in a novel is better than a teacher who demands an essay packed with the critical thinking that will be a high-school graduate’s only weapon against the world. Teaching is hard.
What worries me most is that this struggle over which teachers should be hired for well-paying jobs conceals a weird and permanent change in the other great power struggle: that between teacher and student. I see a mad desperation in teachers’ eyes. Whether it’s the now-outdated Facebook, or tablets in class or cute class projects — I recall making a DNA model out of licorice — teachers are told to “engage” students.
It’s a sort of pedagogical flirting. Learning must be “fun.” Teachers must lure the student into learning.
The best teachers are the ones who insist that students learn, rather than catering to a world of distraction.
Aut disce aut discede is the best school motto.
What does it mean? A good teacher would tell you to look it up for yourself
Heather Mallick, Toronto Star (via justthatgirlpam)
This. This is what I’m up against this year.
It would be so easy to cave and just do the trendy tech based projects my principal and grade team leader love.
Besides teaching, my other job is to show them comprehensive arts Ed. (via msleahhbic)