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Grading Headache and Why Teaching History is Actually Two Jobs at Once

This is my second semester teaching and it is definitely a learning experience. Every week is different and for sure, every semester is different. One thing that stays the same is the grading. 398 more words


How do we go on?

As I follow the amazingly raw, and heart wrenching work being done by Brandon Stanton in documenting the lives of Syrian Refugees Humans of New York… 617 more words


Sobre Octubre: Resources on Día de los Muertos, Remembering, and Celebrating

Hi, everyone,

I’m here to wrap up our September focus on “Resources to Honor and Understand Latin American Influences,” and introduce you to the themes we’ll be tackling in October: Día de los Muertos, remembering, and celebrating. 596 more words


~ Are You Freaking Kidding Me??!! ~

“Lest We Ever Forget” has already been forgotten in many places across the nation.

“Are you freaking kidding me?”  You ask, having been watching several news clips about September 11th. 594 more words

Fire And Rescue

A School of Her Own: Bringing History and Heart Together

I gazed around the room one more time. The teacher’s bell, the hooks for hanging lunch pails, the well-used desks and the well-loved McGuffeys. Even though I was heading toward new adventures, it was hard to say goodbye. 702 more words

Stories From The Past

Psychology in history teaching ...

I read a couple of (the many) fascinating posts on Harry Fletcher-Wood’s teaching blog recently:

Five psychological findings every history teacher should know

One point was on the importance of telling stories, gathered from Willingham’s  316 more words

Teacher Training

Adjunct History Instructor at Solano Community College

Dear readers, this week I was fortunate enough to be hired as an adjunct history instructor at Solano Community College in Fairfield, Northern California. Fairfield is the county seat of Solano County, about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento. 300 more words

History Education