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so for the next few minutes let's assume evolution is false....

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Comment by jc morrison on January 7, 2009 at 2:01pm
former teacher checking out this thread. . .
Comment by Richard Healy on January 3, 2009 at 4:45am
I was training as a teacher but withdrew in my final placement as I wasn't making the progress I needed to pass. Biggest regret of my life to date.

Too often heard the misinformation of christianity imported into the classroom or in our christian-mandated assemblies: singing hymns about god creating the mountains and sending the rain (It was one of the few time I did the strong atheists thing and refused to join in on principle, that plate tectonics and cold fronts are more than adequate.)

I remember I was supporting a lesson and one child who the previous day brought in some Ammonite fossils he dug up in his back garden (!!) asked where the oceans came from.

The teacher said God put them there.

I was too far away to make the correction or not seem unseemly to dash across the tables to correct the class teacher flagrant falsehood.

But It always stands in my mind as what kids are up against these days. The child was obviously ready to ask questions about the world and he was being told lies. It breaks my heart.

On the lighter side, I was once asked by a 5 year old if snails had teeth. I had to go look it up! (They do. In the form of rows of chitin which act like teeth called a radula.)

One of my geography units was set up to teach geography around the world by following the beagle on it's voyage around the Southern Hemisphere. It got junked because I was told I needed to focus on Europe.


*regrets - I've had a few - I'd I've done it myyyyyyyy waaaaaaaay....*
Comment by stagendogs on January 3, 2009 at 3:54am
I am a college teacher i teach set and lighting design fot theater, when i teach about the medieval theater spaces of representation I always refere to the christian ficction as mythology for example, all my teachings are filled with atheist perspective, for the glad and deligth of some and the scared faces from others :)
Comment by Goodie Faithless on December 15, 2008 at 12:52am
Good idea for a group! I'm not a teacher, but growing up as an Atheist kid, I hated it when the grade school music teacher used to make us sing religious songs. I also hated the "under God" part of the pledge. I used to argue with the teachers about that. They loved me.
Comment by kezz on August 8, 2008 at 3:14am
Welcome Rosetta...
I was quite lonely there for a bit.

Are you a teacher?

Thanks for joining sista
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