Matthew Fisher

Camp Hill, PA, United States

Someone is shy

Matthew hasn't completed a profile. Should we look for some other people?

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

96130
Matthew Fisher
Posted over 4 years ago
Can people who deny science be educated? How?
If science were always conducted scientifically (objectively), they would have no point and there would be no point in talking to them. But, too often, they are right about scientific evidence contradicting other "scientific" evidence. If science could be done more independently and was not motivated by people trying to demonstrate what they already believe, and, if it was not funded by those who hope to profit from findings, then we would know that science is real. But, as long as money and politics are tied to science, every test is going to be set up to yield the results that are most beneficial to the people behind it...
96130
Matthew Fisher
Posted over 4 years ago
Test Schools, Not Children
As a teacher, I am concerned about how subjectively teachers are evaluated already. I think making it more subjective could make it more subject to corruption. Unfortunately, teacher evaluations, as well as opinions I hear from students and parents about teachers, essentially make teacher evaluation (on or off the record) a popularity contest. Opinions differ greatly on methods, and what is rewarded one day is punished the next. I think the solution is a more set method of delivering what students need that is put into place nationally. This would have to include recommended methods and engaging materials for various content. Right now, teaching is like an independent quest for each and every teacher, rather than a body of professionals using the methods that research shows are the best for students. By the way, schools are evaluated where I am from by boards of educational professionals who visit various schools and look at the atmosphere and the quality of education taking place there.
96130
Matthew Fisher
Posted over 4 years ago
Test Schools, Not Children
As a teacher, I am concerned about how subjectively teachers are evaluated already. I think making it more subjective. Unfortunately, teacher evaluations, as well as opinions I hear from students and parents about teachers, essentially make teacher evaluation (on or off the record) a popularity contest. Opinions differ greatly on methods and what is rewarded one day is punished the next. I think the solution is a more set method of delivering what students need that is put into place nationally. This would have to include recommended methods and engaging materials for various content. Right now, teaching is like an independent quest for each and every teacher, rather than a body of professionals using the methods that research shows are the best for students. By the way, schools are evaluated where I am from by boards of educational professionals who visit various schools and look at the atmosphere and the quality of education taking place there.
96130
Matthew Fisher
Posted over 4 years ago
Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability
"Remember that there is only one important time and is Now. The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion. The most important person is always the person with whom you are, who is right before you, for who knows if you will have dealings with any other person in the future. The most important pursuit is making that person, the one standing at you side, happy, for that alone is the pursuit of life." -Leo Tolstoy