Skip to comments.Minnesota Schools Close So Teachers Can Play with Dolls, Learn About Teaching Islam
Posted on 10/20/2012 8:04:32 AM PDT by Kaslin
Each year, Minnesota government schools close for two days (just before the weekend, of course) so teachers union members can gather at a conference organized by their union.
Its meant to inspire teachers, EAGnews.org reported, and the conference includes a session titled, Using Persona Dolls to Promote Social Emotional Intelligence and Acceptance of Diversity.
The union describes it this way: Used around the world, persona dolls are lifelike dolls with personalities and stories you create. The dolls become members of your classroom community and children learn by empathizing with the dolls and giving them heartfelt advice on the same kinds of situations they struggle with daily in the classroom and on the playground.
Thats weird. Teachers are taking time away from the classroom to learn how to play with dolls?
The conference also includes a workshop on how to teach about Islam. The union says about the session:
An expert panel will present information on teaching about Islam in the context of social studies and world religion. They will share perspectives on how educators can help improve intercultural communication and well-being for immigrant and refugee students and families from Muslim countries.
That sounds nice. Whos betting they wont hear anything about the September 11, 2001 hijackers jihad or suicide bombers blowing up American soldiers or Israeli children? And why the focus on only one religion?
And of course no teachers union conference would be complete without a session about the importance of the upcoming presidential election (it will become an Obama rally), and a discussion about how education reform efforts are misguided and dangerous.
Couldnt the union hold this session during the summer, or on a weekend, when there are no classes to interrupt? They have to annually take time out of the school calendar to hold their union pep rally and play with dolls?
Is it any wonder American students are trailing behind their counterparts in South Korea, Estonia and Luxembourg? Is it too much for union teachers to remain in in the classroom and focus on the basics, instead of cancelling classes to talk about their ideas of social justice and promote their unions political agenda?
We are so screwed,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
And how much do we know about this "expert panel"?
A 2 day workshop ripping the heads off dolls. American education at its finest.
Used around the world, persona dolls are lifelike dolls with personalities and stories you create. The dolls become members of your classroom community and children learn by empathizing with the dolls and giving them heartfelt advice on the same kinds of situations they struggle with daily in the classroom and on the playground.
I’m beating HBO to it: “Classroom Dolls Confessions”
Re-educating the “educators”
They can teach this mess of horse hockey, but they cannot teach the three R’s.
Ryan could add closing the Department of Education to his Budget cuts and no one would miss it except Union teachers.
Liberalism is an auto-immune disease of the organism of society.
Horse hockey isn’t taught, though. It’s indoctrination/propaganda that is mindless garbage. These “teachers” don’t actually have teaching skills anymore, they just propagandize.
Oh and don’t forget a whole lot of them are espousing their political views lately about Obama and the election, even when their classes have absolutely nothing to do with politics. they just cannot help themselves.
What if a class were introduced to teach about the cultural impact and societal function from the influence of the Baptists, church of Christ, Methodists, etc. on U.S. society from the beginning to present? Anyone from that area have a comment on that idea?
I kinda doubt that. Most countries aren't that stupid (yet).
From the link....
41 Sherburne Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103
I personally plan to call and ask when the workshop for Baptist, Catholic or Church of Christ are planned.
They’d be sued by the ACLU and the SPLC would call them a “hate group”.
Will it "be headed" by Keith Ellison and Minister Farrakhan?
Dolls? Dolls? I got yer dolls fer ya, right cheer.