Saturday, December 30, 2006

Historians are the Best Teachers

A study done by E Solutions Data recently showed that most students find historians to be the best teachers. I don't find this surprising at all, especially since I made up the numbers for the survey.

If you would like to make up your own statistics to prove something, go here.

4 comments:

historyguy said...

Hehe nice one. Then again among people it seems that history teachers are really popular. Guess that goes with the subject. I mean there is something happening in history and students like "stories" which some math teachers lack of ....

drhistory said...

I wouldn't be surprised either if historians ranked near the top of favorite teachers. Students walk into many classes thinking that they 'can't do math' or 'can't do science', usually the worst they think about history is that is boring. It is much easier to win students over to the fact that history is exciting than to convince them they are good at math, etc.

The Legal History Blog said...

Here's a link:
http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2007/01/data-show-historians-outrank-political.html

Sam said...

I completely agree with the comments about history teachers. I always "knew" that history was "a" boring subject, and that it held nothing of interest for me. After taking my first required (boy was I angry) college history course, I changed my major to history! Go figure.