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The Democratic Promise

Earlier today my American Government students watched the amazing film The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and His Legacy. The documentary, which is framed around Frederick Douglass’ famous quote that “Power concedes nothing without demand,” is a powerful reminder that democracy is an ongoing process and continual struggle. While watching the film I realized that its structure … Continue reading

The curriculum treadmill

I can still smell the high school weight room. I remember the day I tore my shorts (but not my boxers, thank goodness) squatting 455 pounds. Not a lot you can do in that situation, even if the captains of the girls’ soccer team are at the quad machine behind you. My strength coach (a … Continue reading

Khan Academy: A Revolution in Education

One of the questions that I’m frequently asked is: How can humane education –- which explores the interconnected issues of human rights, animal protection, environmental preservation, and culture, providing students with the knowledge, tools, and motivation to become solutionaries for a better world –- be added to an already overburdened curricula? There is so much … Continue reading

What’s Worth Teaching

this is a cross-posting of a review of this book. The review original appeared at Education Review Marion Brady is a retired educator. He has taught in K-12 and at the university level. He has written columns for Knight-Ridder Newspapers and guest-blogs for the Washington Post. He has authored textbooks. He wants to change American … Continue reading

What I’ve been struggling to say and do

I will value my student’s natural curiosity and emotional well-being more than I value teaching as I was taught. I will value the curriculum that my student brings to school more than I value my curriculum. I will uncover my student’s curriculum rather than unpack my own. I will dedicate all of the time I … Continue reading

Asking the right questions

|Kelly Tenkely| Today’s #edchat topic for discussion on Twitter was: In a time of cut backs in education for the sake of the economy, should sports and extra curricular clubs take a back seat? Those “extras” we are referring to: the arts and physical activities (sports).  For me, this #edchat topic succinctly summarizes what is … Continue reading

Learning Like Spies

How do we support students developing as efficacious self-directed, social learners and involve parents as partners in that journey? This is a question I ask myself daily. While I work in a progressive environment, there are certain methods that are not. There are thematic units, individual studies, and differentiated instruction, but there are also cookie … Continue reading

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