Monthly Archives: October 2013

Homeschooling in Germany.

Homeschooling in Germany. Homeschooling in Germany.   It is forbidden. Absolutely. “Illegal, public or approved private education is mandatory with the only exception being where continued school attendance would create undue hardship for an individual child” “Homeschooling is illegal in … Continue reading

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Home schooling in Germany.

It is forbidden. Absolutely. homeschooling: “Illegal, public or approved private education is mandatory with the only exception being where continued school attendance would create undue hardship for an individual child” “Homeschooling is illegal in Germany with rare exceptions. The requirement … Continue reading

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Stereotypes that teachers have – judging students by their names

Talking to my old German friends who became teachers made me realize that they are full of stereotypes. One of them was pregnant and asking for name suggestions – I randomly said Kevin. I don’t even know why and she … Continue reading

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Stereotypes that teachers have – judging students by their names

We discussed how students stereotype their fellow students and also how teachers have stereotypes, event though they don’t want to or even don’t realize it. Talking to my old German friends who became teachers made me realize that they are … Continue reading

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Discrimination – Complaints – the world is getting worse and worse

I guess I am somewhat against this fight against discrimination. Everyone is too sensible. No one dares to say anything anymore. Everyone complains about everyone. We are making our kids believe that it is ok to run to your parents … Continue reading

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Info to todays topic “Revocation of 3 German Politicians’ Ph.Ds For Plagiarism”

I had originally blogged about it for the GEDI class, today we talked about it in PFP, down below some links if anyone is interested     My late ORI Post: “Revocation of 3 German Politicians’ Ph.Ds For Plagiarism” Posted … Continue reading

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Teacher evaluation – friend or foe?

The dreaded evaluation of my performance as a GTA – how do I make sure that my evaluation turns out splendidly? Because I know that my boss doesn’t have any money, so I need to be hired as GTA again … Continue reading

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Global Education – not so global after all.

In preparation to the upcoming class I was thinking a bit about our “global” education system. The definition of global education according to Wikipedia: “Prepares students to be global, interdependent citizens by developing a global consciousness which embraces “universal” values … Continue reading

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Peer based teaching – our GTAs are also our friends. But is it bad?

Last weeks in Wednesdays GEDI class, the professor seemed quiet shocked about a case were a grad student is teaching other grad students whom he is also in a different class with. The shocked face of Dr. Fowler got me … Continue reading

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Peer based teaching – our GTAs are also our friends. But is it bad?

Last weeks shocked face of Dr. Fowler got me thinking – why is she so shocked? I, as I am sure did several others, assumed that it is perfectly normal for a GTA to be in other classes as their … Continue reading

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