Monthly Archives: October 2012

Why Do We Need to Know?

The vast majority of clashes between history teachers seem to me to go back to the question of “What do students need to know?”  There is broad general agreement on the skills students should acquire–critical reading, analysis of primary sources, … Continue reading

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Teaching and Learning

I’m just back from a technology conference, and I feel as though I should have something significant to say about technology. I did learn a lot at the conference, but most of what I learned has very little to do … Continue reading

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Thinking about knowing

I find myself in a teaching situation this year that requires me to emphasize factual recall more than I have done for the past few years. This is forcing me to engage in some serious introspection about what I do, … Continue reading

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