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Michael Powell Recognized by University of Tasmania for Excellence in Teaching | Examiner

community, Michael Powell could often be seen pacing around a University of Tasmania classroom as he dissected the intricacies of human history and classical literature to his students. The pace may have been off-putting for some students, but for Mr. Powell, in his own words, it was the only way for him to “hear” what […]

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Teaching Mathematics Using Critical Race Theory (Part II)

We discussed the teacher workbook, available online, titled A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction: Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction. You might be wondering what the difference is between racist math and anti-racist math? Here are some of the signs of white supremacy in math education, according to the book, along with my comments in parentheses: […]

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Teaching Mathematics According to Critical Race Theory (Part I)

Yesterday we blogged about the alleged characteristics of white supremacy according to a manual for teachers on how to integrate critical race theory into math education. Today and tomorrow, I would like us to consider how, according to the book, teachers should do this. This book, available online, is called A Pathway to Equitable Math […]

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Saudi Arabia understands the importance of teaching tolerance

It is not Sweden but Saudi Arabia that is attracting attention these days for introducing measures that would make its society and country inclusive of different religions. One could hardly suggest a better way to bring reforms in a country known for decades to export the Wahhabi version of Islam, often feared for its intolerance […]

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Bible teaching on the sacrament of confirmation

From my volume above (see book and purchase information), pp. 144-148. Bible Verses KJV. ***** Descent of the Holy Spirit on people 89-1. Does God the Father send the Holy Spirit? Luke 11:13 So if you, being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more will your heavenly Father give […]

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The tragedy behind my teaching job

Editor’s note: I read this with amazement and great interest, and I think you will too. With amazement, because I kind of always thought that such a fine scholar as Bart Ehrman wouldn’t have luck, let alone tragedy, as major factors in his academic success. With great interest, because he is such an expressive writer […]

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When Buddhism’s Non-Attachment Straddles Stoicism’s Dichotomy of Control

As Ryan Holiday notes in his book Daily Stoic, we have a mental image of the Zen philosopher as the calm and serene monk. On the other hand, the Stoic is the man of the market, the senator of the forum, etc. Nevertheless, the two people are also at peace. Although for each philosophy there […]

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Between tribal, Christian and Buddhist beliefs, the communities of Arunachal Pradesh try to protect their origins and their practices

As the number of Christian adherents continues to grow and there is a resurgence among indigenous believers in the tribal faith, Christian leaders believe there is room for both groups. It was a humid April afternoon. The sun had been beating down on us relentlessly for three days and it seemed like we were going […]

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The Buddha always teaches

The real Buddha is not limited to the body or mind of a particular person who has lived a long time ago. It is present today, says Jack Kornfield, in teachers who show the way to timeless freedom. The preaching of Buddha. Hand roller, circa 8th century. Courtesy of the Met. The teachings of the […]

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I believe! … In QAnon? What unbelievers don’t understand about conspiracy beliefs

(RNS) – What is the difference between being faithful and being filled with faith, and how might this difference shape politics and culture today? These questions become more and more important as we learn more and more about the role of faith in the lives of followers of QAnon and the place of QAnon in […]

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Teaching the Australian truth is an opportunity for all young people | Hayley McQuire

IIn April, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority announced public consultations on the National Curriculum Review on how First Nations peoples experienced British colonization and terra nullius as an invasion that negated their occupation of the country and place. So why is the proposed change so important? Because Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth […]

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Dalai Lama teaches young Tibetans

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMHALA, June 3: Leading Tibetan spiritual leader and Buddhist figure, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, on Wednesday concluded a two-day teaching on Je Tsongkhapa’s “Fate Complete” to young Tibetans, where he reiterated his message of compassion and warmth. The Tibetan leader who led the online sessions said, “If you practice love and […]

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Quality education and cheap labor do not mix

When it comes to teaching, there is a common saying: “Those who can, do; those who cannot, teach. This perception of the profession in the United States makes it an unattractive area. This could explain why public schools have been haunted by staffing issues for decades. WE schools have suffered from a continuous loss of […]

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Christians linked to LCMS accused of teaching the Bible

Last year I wrote on a blog about how a Finnish pastor and a lay member of the Finnish parliament were being investigated by authorities for teaching what the Bible says about homosexuality. Now prosecutors have made a decision to bring criminal charges against them and bring them to justice. And lest we think that […]

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Recognize the South Asian roots of Buddhism

Vishnu Sridharan points out a blind spot in Western Buddhism: South Asia is exotic, while the origins of Buddhism in South Asian culture are ignored. “Buddha, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, in meditation”, India, circa 1780. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London | Donated by Major RG Gayer-Anderson Pasha and Colonel TG Gayer-Anderson, CMG, DSO […]