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Old 01-23-2009, 08:14 PM   #1
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Education Department

We need one. We have one sort of, but with no people really in it, so it's not much of a department.

Here's the deal--if you want to work in the education department, I need to know what you want to do there, and what your qualifications for it are. Pretty simple.

If you want to teach with official guild sanctioning, that's a bit tougher than volunteering to shuttle posts around and keep the education and training areas of the forum clean and tidy.

I'll need to know what your experience is, your personal philosophy on what psionics is, and a sample curriculum--just a rough draft of how you will go about teaching, nothing too in-depth.
If you're under the age of 18, don't even bother--unless you grew up in some intensive psi family where you've been trained by your parents since you were 10 or younger, you don't have the experience necessary to teach others, no matter what you want, or what others think.
If you have less than 5 years of experience doing psionics and energy working, don't bother applying. We take training, education, and mentorship seriously. There's too much of the blind leading the blind on other sites. We have the resources here to ensure that doesn't happen.

If all of that sounds like too much of work to you, you sure as HELL can't be a teacher. Nothing is more time-consuming than teaching other psis how to use their abilities. You have to be patient, you have to deal with (sometimes stupid) questions, and you have to deal with folks who will constantly be coming to you for scanning and reassurance. It's not an easy job.

However, even if you only want to take on ONE student, I still want to hear from you.

In addition to teachers, we need articles. We also need people to proofread and vet out submitted articles.
We need folks who have the proper knowledge base to be teachers, but don't feel like teaching--but are willing to go through the forum and answer questions, or hang out in the chat and answer questions. Age/experience requirements aren't as strict for that sort of thing.

I know you're out there, c'mon..let's get some action going on here.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:20 PM   #2
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Okay, I'll start. I don't want to teach, shocking I'm sure. I'm making a judgement call on myself and I'm not ready, I'm still training under Daimon myself, and the day he tells me I'm ready is the day I'll take students. With that said I would love to be one of the latter individuals mentioned that sift through articles, keep the forum tidy and useful, and answer general questions that the users have. I've been doing this for a bit more then five years, and I feel I do have the experience and skill to at least assist in the day to day running of the education department. As you said requirements aren't as strict for anyone who wants to answer questions, etc. So if you think I'm up for it I'll do it.
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:09 PM   #3
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In addition to those willing to teach, I am going to need assistants in the virtual classroom to help moderate post-lecture practice sessions. We have quite a few experienced psions that aren't ready to teach, could still benefit from classes, and are more than ready to step up and help out. It's a great way to practice and refine skills for those that are ready to move past the basics. Don't worry about experience, we'll train you.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:10 PM   #4
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The dearth of responses is disheartening, lol.

Seems no one is willing to put in the effort to join the staff here. Teaching IS a challenging business, true. And I do insist on taking a bit of the fun out of it for casual teachers by doing quality control. But still...surely someone wants to teach?

We haven't received any article submissions either.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:32 AM   #5
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Yes, please, contact us if you want to teach. We've been running sunday classes for a while now, and we're looking for people that have expertise in areas and would like to share that

It can be ANYTHING. If someone's an IRC function expert, teach the commands. If you're really good as a non-psionic skill that pertains to psionics. (ie: anatomy and physiology, which is a great addition to learning healing, ETC) If you have a non-standard but highly effective shielding method, and want to share that with everyone. Let us know what you know. Everyone has a talent. Even if you are a talented ARTIST... a lot of people keep sketch books of what they see in a scan, or their visualizations for construct making. If they can learn some basics about drawing, that will help them with their sketch books. If you're an expert at MUSIC, you can help people learn what mood music works for them, and what to look for in it.

In many ways, expanding yourself as a psion means expanding your knowledge base in just about everything else too. Lets share some of the knowledge here. I'm the only one teaching right now, with help from zha and nev. I don't know EVERYTHING, and I would love to learn from you guys just as much as I enjoy teaching.
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Ooooh, can I teach about Genetics? Especially how they can pertain to the allowing of certain skills in certain people. from a genetics standpoint. etc? (also about genetic diseases and such, which are all good things to know especially for healers.)
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As it says in the first post:

"I'll need to know what your experience is, your personal philosophy on what psionics is, and a sample curriculum--just a rough draft of how you will go about teaching, nothing too in-depth."

If you're going to be teaching an academic subject, I would need to know what your credentials are for teaching it.
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