In my Social Ethics class, we are discussing utilitarian ethics, the idea that the right thing to do generates the greatest good for the greatest number. Another way to put it is the decision you make for a particular moral problem or dilemma is based on what produces the most happiness (or pleasure) and minimizes… Continue reading When Discussing a Hot Topic…
I’ve just completed my 15th year of teaching high school students in the area of biblical and religious studies. And I’ve learned a lot during my 15 years. I’ve learned that in spite of having a plan, things don’t always go the way I’ve planned. I’ve learned if I don’t have a plan, don’t try… Continue reading A Great Way to Obtain Quality Student Feedback
UPDATE: The conference date will be rescheduled for the Fall of 2015. I’ve been teaching in the humanities at an independent school in Atlanta, Georgia for 15 years. Specifically, I’ve been teaching biblical and religious studies since I graduated with my Master of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in… Continue reading Update: A Great Way to Recharge – The Educator’s Room National Conference!!!
I love teaching. I love teaching biblical texts. Teaching biblical texts affords me the opportunity to help my learners understand scripture in a way that they’ve never had the opportunity to learn it before. I get to help them explore the texts in their historical and cultural contexts, but we also get to explore together… Continue reading Teaching as Wisdom-Seeking
As we approached 9/11 this past week, I struggled a bit with what to do with my students in my classes this week. I wondered if my students would weary of the remembrance of the day, not because of any disrespect, but just in hearing about it every day for the past couple of weeks.… Continue reading 9/11 Remembrance
I think we often discount what our students can bring to the table. I try to espouse at the beginning of the school year that my students’ voices are just as important as scholars who exegete biblical texts for a living. And I try to embody that by having them analyze texts in class and… Continue reading The Value of All Voices