Rather than comment once again on the dramatic deficiencies of the deform movement, allow me to inform the reader on what educators actually do. I’m helping to rewrite a chapter in an elementary social studies methods textbook and here’s a brief draft excerpt: Give students evidence, one clue at a time. Ask them to consider […]
Between this panel, where I serve as a discussant, and our live broadcast of At the Chalk Face, I think the overall theme here is agitation, hoping I shame my colleagues into action. There is no excuse for self-identified democratic and social justice scholars to be silent any longer with what is happening to our […]
Tim and I are making our annual pilgrimage to the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) conference, this year in Seattle. For us, most of the action happens at the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), which is the “higher ed” portion of the entire event. That’s where scholars of social studies, with graduate student groupies […]
I’m discussing the Olympic Games in second grade. I asked the kids what they knew about the United States before assigning them other countries. Here’s a sample of what I heard: The United States is fun Denny’s Benning Road (presumably the student’s address) I ask, “What’s the capital of the United States?” Texas Mexico Mind […]
I know I tweeted this 100 times while doing the show, but episode 38 is up for a listen. Check it out. And, mark your calendars for next Friday the 16th at 4PM for episode 39. I haven’t updated iTunes in a while, I have to get on that. Maybe this weekend.