So I am currently on my first practicum in which I am teaching girls, and its becoming quite evident the differences needed in the classroom.
On my first day, I almost laughed out loud when I looked at some the exercises books of the girls. They were clean, not ripped, organised and contained beautful handwriting! Last year teaching boys, I was lucky if they remembered a pen and book to write in – and both on the same day.Another funny thing that happened was when girls can’t complete a problem (say find a solution to a maths question), it amazes me how many of them actually ask for help and then listen to the answer.
From a guy’s point of view, I feel like I should apologise for my gender in the classroom!
Searching for oneself? Google your own name, whats the coolest namesake you can find?
Check out Nick Biddle in the civil war – a forgotten hero of the civil war, largely beleived to be the fist casualty in wartime. How bizarre?
Visit the full article here.
With his head wrapped in blood soaked bandages, Nicholas Biddle was wearing the uniform of the Washington Artillerists although he was not officially a soldier. He was not allowed to be, for he was a black man. As Biddle made his way through Baltimore as the orderly to Captain James Wren, the sight of a black man in uniform enraged many in the crowd. Shouts of “Nigger in Uniform!” were raised, and as Wren later wrote, “poor Nick had to take it.” He was soon felled; struck on the head with a brickbat, which reportedly left a wound deep enough to expose bone.
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