Cult of Pedagogy – Such a Great Resource!

There are times when you read an article and you think, “Wow!  This just nailed it!”  How often is it that you think this when you read every Cult of Pedagogy article from the same author or source?  The website does this for us.  If you have yet to come across any of Jennifer Gonzalez’s writing (she’s the Editor in Chief), do yourself a big favor and hop on over to the website and have a look around. Don’t have time to read?  Download a podcast to play on your drive or walk to work. Need inspiration?  Check out the blog. Looking for something to discuss with parents at Back to School… Read More

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Teaching About Charlottesville – Current Events

As teachers, we feel the need to often connect current events with what is being studied.  We are not teaching in a vacuum and our students should not be expected to process the events in our world going on now in some future history class; we should meet these topics head on.  The events that transpired in August on the University of Virginia’s campus in Charlottesville are one such opportunity.  Here are some resources to consider using for connecting the past to the present: From NPR: Resources for Educators From EdWeek: Teachers Share Resources for Teaching about Charlottesville From the Zinn Project: Five Myths About Reconstruction From the Souther Poverty Law… Read More

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Returning to Our Roots

We first started writing curriculum and selling lesson plans using America Online back in the early 1990s.  Our curriculum was embedded within Apple HyperCard stacks.  We sold a great many copies of our Simulation of Congress, Who Killed Caesar? Murder Mystery, and the Student Kiosk which was a HyperCard stack designed to hold notes and lesson plans so that teacher’s could provide any student who was absent with an easy way of getting caught up in a “self service” sort of way.  We also sold many lessons on Africa, China, Using Databases, American and World History, and Language Arts. This exposure to a programming language — HyperCard that is —… Read More

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