Blog! - Two-Fisted History

Blog!

Common Core, Classical Education,
And Citizen Scholars
(Oh My!)

This is the tale of two History classes.  Both of them were 11th Grade US History classes, but unlike each other in almost every other way.  In the first class, the students are bright-eyed and active.  Thoroughly engaged in the topics as the teacher begins discussing the events leading up to the American Civil War, the students   Read More. . .

Tags : Education CitizenScholars CommonCore ClassicalEducation

Clients, Not Products

Modern cultural conceptions expect that every occupation has a tangible, measurable product that is associated with it - something that can be used to measure productivity and competence.  If you work in a factory, your product is whatever gets turned out.  If you work as a financial manager, your sales are your   Read More. . .

Tags : Education CommonCore EdPolitics Testing Assessments

Classical Education:
No School Like The Old School

‘Mother Teresa was elected to the Pericles along with Jono Kenyatta and Martin Luther.  She was very outspoken, but mostly when she spoke.  She was elected because she knew what the people feared.' ‘Lyndon Johnson sent troops into Vietnam because they crashed planes into the World Trade   Read More. . .

Tags : Education ClassicalEducation CitizenScholars CommonCore EdPolitics Testing

Digital Distraction?

‘Mr. S, we’d learn better if we had iPads and didn’t have to take notes.’ I was told earlier this week. ‘Yeah?’ I asked.  ‘How would iPads help you learn what taking notes can’t?’ ‘Umm. . . we could make movies.  Like in English class!’ ‘What would you make   Read More. . .

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