I realize that when I started teaching I was a disembodied ghost presenting abstract concepts. I have finally learned that that really isn’t teaching…. students are not going to care about the little generalizations you give them for purely abstract reasons. They need to see humanly why they are important. I have learned that the primary resource you have as a teacher is yourself, your whole self, mind and spirit and body, and unless you are willing to teach with your whole self, with everything you have, you are not really going to teach at all. Robert Bellah
Eugenicists are often portrayed as crazed racists whose primary concern is racial and ethnic purity. This is certainly the popular face of eugenics, but in reality, eugenicists are more concerned with eliminating the degenerate poor, regardless of what race they belong to, then simple “racial hygiene. ”
Our daughter, Vayda, recounts her grade one experience at the hands of a teacher she now understands was an emotional/psychologically bully. #metoo #soistayed #mybully
This song is most certainly talking about the collective awakening that was occurring in the 60s and 70s, before The Family, with the assistance of Hollywood and the actor Ronald Reagan, shut it down. As anybody reading these lyrics will attest, we’re living through another “time changing” moment.
A little article of mine, written for The Conversation, that tags global elite ideology, locates it in the activities of elite priests in the ancient Fertile Crescent. and shows how prevalent it is in this planet’s stream of Consciousness,
A little article I wrote for The Conversation about the sophisticated manipulation of mass consciousness.
Here is something for parents and their children (that's all of us) to consider. Being held and touched in a loving and affectionate manner helps us develop healthy genetics, and increases our life potential. Although the research is nascent and early stage,...
After decades of prophecy and prognostication, WWIII has, unfortunately, arrived.
Did you know, the same glass of wine "tastes better" if you pay more for it. Using MRI technology, researchers at the University of Bonn demonstrated that subjects perceived an identical drop of wine to be of better quality if they were told it cost more!...
Michael Jackson may have been the King of Pop music, but towards the end of this life, he was standing with the poor and disenfranchised and calling for a global revolution–a far cry from the brotherhood pop music of Thriller.
Young children’s Christian entertainment is some of the most demeaning, dismissive, and demonizing media for the under-8 set. What is more remarkable, Christians making up 70% of the American population. Christian gender socialization is thus a major source of reactionary gender experience and as such must be addressed if forward progress is to be made.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again Facebook ain’t your friend. From the facile and shallow way it connects people to the awesome power it gives authorities to monitor and surveille, Facebook is a technology born not in the hallways of emancipation and freedom but in the byways of power and control. Or at least, that’s what Julian Assange founder of WikiLeaks thinks and frankly, I tend to agree. Never before in this history of this planet have so many been monitored by so few with so little responsible oversight.
An interview with Anthony Giddens about sociology, modernity, technocracy, globalism, global security, and other timely issues.
Famous American psychologist Abraham Maslow thought that mystical experience was the authentic core of all religion and spirituality. Maslow thought that all religions, all spiritualities, and all spiritual sensibility was rooted in a mystic’s experience.
One gets the sense that any attempt at defining love is limited, ultimately inadequate in its ability to encapsulate the richness of its content. Indeed, the concept of love is a nebulous one. Perhaps, this is because of the multiple manifestations in which love can...
We live in an incredibly violent society. From the time we are born to the time we die we are subject to repeated assault and disregard. This article helps to highlight the profoundly deleterious consequences of violence on our precious and powerful Physical Unit. If you want to realize your full potential, stop the violence against you.
This post is excerpted from Michael’s Sociology 287 course at Athabasca University. To find out more, visit the course home page.
Are boys really different than girls, or are we the victims of cultural and environmental manipulations?
What is socialization? It is the process of “fitting you in” as a productive member of society.
Preliminaries These are the survey results for the Socjourn Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) survey. This is currently an ongoing survey that measures the incidence of intimate partner violence. Because this survey is ongoing, results are interim and may change over...