Enter the Mentor. . .

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby Moderator » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:06 am

I harken back to a terrific World Civilization sociology class I took in HS in which the teacher posited that "Man created God in his own image".

It would be hard for me to believe that, today, this would be a topic allowed anywhere in the public school system, anywhere in the country. We don't teach concepts and philosophical challenges any more, we teach to pass tests.
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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby David Loftus » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:53 am

Barber wrote:I harken back to a terrific World Civilization sociology class I took in HS in which the teacher posited that "Man created God in his own image"



The line is one of Voltaire's, I believe.

The teacher could just offer proper attribution, and angry parents could go off and try to burn down the malefactor's home.
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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby FrankChurch » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:28 pm

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby NeonMosfet » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:11 pm

I don't argue that.
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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby paul » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:50 am

I must have missed this somehow. Congratulations, man!
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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:37 pm

What is the starting salary for teachers?

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby Steve Evil » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:59 pm

Paul:

Thankyou sir, one will try one's best!


Frank:

I dunno. Depends on the part of the world you live in, and your qualifications. In Canada, enough to live off of, not enough to get rich.

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:25 pm

It's live off, not live off of. I take it you're not an english teacher? haha. Hugs.

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby Steve Evil » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:50 pm

Don't you go lecturing me! The rules are whatever I say they are, and I say you live offa stuff.

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby Duane » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:10 pm

I taught school for three years in the LA Unified district. The first year I was a sub, and I went all over LA. The school district (back in the mid '90's) paid $135/day, but some schools, labeled "at risk," paid $160.

I can't do it right now, but in a day or two I will regale you with my experiences at two schools, one an "at risk," the other not, that nearly made me want to drive onto the grounds with a bus full of explosives.

The majority of the time, though, the experience was pleasant. My last year, I was a "full time" substitute at a middle school (grades 6-8), where I taught math, science and social studies to sixth graders.

Using textbooks that were current when my MOM was in sixth grade.... (that story, too, anon!)

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Re: Enter the Mentor. . .

Postby paul » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:26 pm

"I wish I coulda got paid a dollar a day for going to an at risk school... I woulda made enough to supply the choir kids with heroin."

Semi-Writer will explain why that joke doesn't work in a written atmosphere.

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