Grant Wiggins has just written about a study released in 1983 – my freshman year of high school. The study’s conclusions fit what I remember about schooling: “School curriculum is sterile. Topics of great human interest on the way to the classroom are apparently transformed and homogenized into something of limited […]
I’ve been reflecting yet again on how much has changed since I began my first day of teaching a little more than 20 years ago. I plan to write frequently this year about how I teach history courses for this information age, not for the last. Hopefully, the writing will […]
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ~Albert Einstein Recently I wrote about how a good History education should offer students the opportunity to find their “voice”. I want students to be empowered to make their own conclusions about what they […]
In light of the realities of the 21st century, I think all history classes should be interdisciplinary courses about current events, taught backwards.