Reflections on attempting to teach algebra-based physics to high school sophomores of all ability levels.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
There's something nauseating about virulent prejudice from a teenager. I'm not talking about the casual use of ethnic, racial, and gender-based slurs that seems to permeate the culture. I'm talking about saying "some [of this group] just need to be beaten," talking about torture, and insisting that this is just the way the world is. During class. With members of the target group listening. To the teacher, who is a member of the target group...