The Creation Museum’s Ken Ham is Asking His Followers to Pray for Me

You guys, Ken Ham‘s not happy with me.

All I did was call him a liar and a bad teacher (because he’s a liar and a bad teacher), and he’s upset! So upset that he wants his followers to pray for me.

Wouldn’t you just love your children to go to the school in the Chicago area where Hemant Mehta would be their math teacher…

He wants to teach your children atheism and drag them to Hell. His anger against and intolerance of those who teach children the truth of God’s Word is often shown on his blog.

It’s true, it’s true. Somehow, Ham must have gotten ahold of my notes from class… [Read more...]

Ken Ham Isn’t Just a Liar; He’s a Bad Teacher

Remember learning FOIL in Algebra? Ask any post-Algebra math teacher what they think about FOIL and they’ll begin foaming at the mouth. It’s an annoying-at-best mnemonic because it only works for one specific kind of problem… and when the problems get more challenging, FOIL no longer applies (and students don’t know what to do).

The lesson here is simple: Catch phrases or clever sayings can be helpful, but they don’t replace actual, conceptual understanding. (I use them as infrequently as possible in my own teaching now.)

Ken Ham hasn’t figured that out yet. In fact, he’s proud of himself for indoctrinating children using Creation-specific catch phrases:

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If Science Teachers Want to Help Students, They Won’t Teach the Controversy When It Doesn’t Exist

I’ve said on this site and in public talks that my job as a math teacher is relatively easy compared to science teachers. No parent ever calls me up to complain about the truth of the Quadratic Formula. No students are challenging me on the Pythagorean Theorem.

But science teachers who actually know what they’re doing have to put up with arguments from the ignorant. They deal with students and parents who are, simply put, anti-science — people who oppose science because they see it conflicting with their religious beliefs… [Read more...]

Vax Your Bracket 2013

If you’re planning to fill out an NCAA tournament bracket this week, consider Vaxing Your Bracket!

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We Can Always Mess with God’s Plans

And God can always choose to start over…

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