Hi! I’m Alasdair and I’m the admin of School of Doubt, Skepchick’s newest sister site. Today is our launch and we’d love it if you popped over for a visit!

School of Doubt is devoted to the promotion of skepticism and critical thinking in education. I’m a high school English teacher with a heavy interest in science, so much so that I’m currently training to become a physics teacher. All of our other contributors are also from the world of education, ranging from school teachers like myself to university professors and everything in between. We even have some familiar faces from across the Skepchick network!

Everyone at School of Doubt shares a common view: that learning to develop effective critical thinking skills should be a vital part of any young person’s education. A young person who moves into the adult world with a healthy sense of skepticism will be in an excellent position to avoid the pitfalls of pseudoscience, prejudice, indoctrination and all the other intellectual dangers they will face.

We’re a brand new site and we need your support. We have several posts lined up to go live over the next few days and we’ll have a number of regular features appearing soon too. We’d love to hear what you think of the site, whether you’re an educator, a parent, or just have an interest in helping young people to develop into good skeptics.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

www.schoolofdoubt.com

 

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Alasdair

Alasdair

Alasdair is a high school English teacher in Scotland. He's a passionate skeptic and science fan, which is why he runs a discussion club for young skeptics in his school. He loves space and astronomy more than pretty much anything and is studying for a physics degree in his spare time in order to become qualified to teach science.

He lives with a cat made of distilled hatred and spikes.

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  1. Avatar of Spider Joe
    March 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm —

    I think Rebecca’s tag line “Teachers helping teachers interested in critical thinking” should be plastered everywhere. It’s memorable and provides a clear niche. Seeing this tag line also brought me back to the site for a second look. https://twitter.com/rebeccawatson/status/307541589482418176

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