Mon idée pour la France : il faut « enseigner les règles présidant à la production de l’information journalistique et du savoir scientifique »
As a teacher, how do I show my pupils the right values when they see so little of it from their adult ‘role models’?
The children’s climate strike has become another lightning rod in the never-ending culture war. Those on the left applauded them for their brave moral stand. Jonathan Freedland – not without basis – pointed to the strike as evidence that children were acting more like adults than the adults. But on the right the focus seemed to be on chiding them and telling them to get back to school – from the prime minister’s spokesperson to Toby Young, who saw the children’s behaviour as an argument for raising the voting age to 21.
So far, so predictable. And then came the waves of abusive comments and tweets in response. Teachers who “support this strike should have their assets confiscated and [be] sent to work down the salt mines”. “Oh do shut up you total fucking arse” the actor James Purefoy tweeted at Young to his 107,000 followers.Continue reading...
Informed students are prompting adults to act on the issue
I draw three circles on the board as my class watches.
“So, what might this gas be?”Continue reading...
Holocaust denial among topics in posts allegedly shared on social media by Dr Maaruf Ali
The University of Essex is investigating after a science lecturer allegedly posted antisemitic messages on Facebook.
Jewish community leaders and student groups raised concerns about several social media posts allegedly shared by the computer science lecturer Dr Maaruf Ali. Their content is alleged to include Holocaust denial, Zionist conspiracy theories and opposition to the creation of a Jewish society at the university.Continue reading...
Die Abgeordneten stimmen einer Grundgesetzänderung zu. Nun können fünf Milliarden Euro für die Ausstattung der Schulen mit digitalen Geräten und Lernprogrammen fließen.
Birmingham primary school assistant head – shortlisted for prestigious prize – target of complaints
The head of Ofsted has backed the teaching of same-sex relationships in primary schools after parents mounted a series of protests at a Birmingham school over lessons about LGBT rights and gender identity.
England’s chief inspector of schools, Amanda Spielman, said it was right that children were taught about same-sex couples – regardless of religious background – and that not everyone fits “a conventional pattern”.Continue reading...
Baden-Württemberg kämpft mit einem Pilotprojekt gegen Mobbing an Schulen. Wie sehen die Schüler das Thema? Besuch in einer neunten Klasse.