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I recently applied for a new teaching position but was rejected. The worst part is that the job went to somebody who believes the Earth is 4,000 years old and that Jesus was a white guy -- some weird, Mormon, young-Earth hybrid Christian, I guess. I don't have any particularly personalized dislike for the woman who got the job over me, but damn is it depressing to know that she'll be teaching kids. Life goes on for me; I'll find a better job soon enough. But her students will have to suffer through unnecessary, Bible-filled lectures, and society will continue to take giant steps backwards.
Isn't that comforting, knowing that your teachers are being hired over much more intelligent people? Don't get me wrong: I'm not a fucking genius. But I at least own up to what I don't know, and I'm always willing to work on my weaknesses. When I was student teaching, I witnessed a teacher tell his class that they should never correct him. What the fuck, man? No teacher should pretend to know all the answers -- pedagogical research says so, and denying students the opportunity to question their mentors/leaders/authority in general is robbing our entire society of the opportunity of advancing and developing new ideas. There's nothing to benefit from being a condescending asshole when your teacher makes a mistake or says something inaccurate, but there's a middle ground between this and flat out letting some factual inaccuracy slide by like it's no big deal.
"If I make a mistake, tell me. Nobody's perfect, and we're all here to grow together." This is my mantra as a teacher.
In other news, I've also been getting a lot of rejections from literary magazines lately. Usually I'm pretty successful with submitting and getting published, but I guess I'm off my game, as my last three short stories and last five poems were flat out rejected. One editor told me, "We usually offer feedback on how to improve upon rejected entries, but I don't even know where to start with your story." That's cool. I guess I'm just so original that he can't even begin to comprehend my amazing talent... Or maybe the story is total garbage, and I should just ditch it entirely. Whatever.
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