The History Teachers Daily

Education

No, Betsy DeVos is not qualified to be Secretary of Education | Eclectablog

Shared by Ed Darrell

eclectablog.com - Former Michigan Governor John Engler is out with a new piece on The Hill touting his friend, West Michigan billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos, as a “champion for all American students.” As a resident ...

Teachers in Philadelphia plan a Black Lives Matter week

Shared by AMPatel

phillyvoice.com - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A teachers' organization in Philadelphia is encouraging teachers to wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts and buttons and provide lessons on the movement every day for one week. The ...

Rolling the Dice – Why the current SATs regime must go!

Shared by Daryn Simon

oldprimaryhead.com - As this year draws to a close I realise I no longer have confidence that the primary school testing regime is fit for purpose (I don’t think I am alone). I no longer believe that the results we see...

What my kids have learned from going to an “F” school!

Shared by Matthew Brown

robthornell.blogspot.com - 3rd grade Biography Day Tonight, just for fun, I asked my youngest daughter (4th grade) if she had to give her school a grade what would she give it.   “An A+!” she said enthusiastically!!  When I ...

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

cultofpedagogy.com - Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:22 — 53.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS When I worked with student teachers on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always aske...

20 books by teachers, for teachers to inspire your teaching

ditchthattextbook.com - I wrote my book, Ditch That Textbook, in 2014 and it was published in spring 2015. When that book was published, I didn’t realize that I would be part of a huge movement to equip and empower teache...

Hate PD? Try Voluntary Piloting.

Shared by Sarah Beck

cultofpedagogy.com - Guest post by Krista Taylor. An earlier version of the post originally appeared on Angels and Superheroes. Teacher professional development has a reputation for being notoriously poor. So often it’...

Jamestown Bitmoji Project with @MatthewFarber - Teacher Tech

alicekeeler.com - Matthew Farber (author of “Gamify Your Classroom“) shared with me a project his student did using Bitmoji’s to represent the story of Jamestown. This project hits many of the things I value: This i...

Pen Pals 2.0: Can Technology Foster Global Tolerance?

Shared by wdpiper

edutopia.org - One evening last December, Kay Lee gathered her class of third graders in front of a webcam in Georgia, Vermont, to “meet” a class more than 6,000 miles away in Sejong City, South Korea, for the fi...

Minecraft’s Just a Game, Isn’t It?

Shared by Quinn Rollins

catherined2014.wordpress.com - I have been using Minecraft as a teaching tool in my classroom for over 3 years now, and a successful teaching tool I may add.  It’s funny because every time I bring up using Minecraft in my classr...

Oklahoma wins $2 million statewide grant for early college, career initiatives

sde.ok.gov - OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 11, 2017) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said Oklahoma’s win of a $2 million, three-year statewide grant by the Council of Chief State School Office...

Roll back curriculum constraints and give teachers the freedom to make professional judgements

Shared by Cameron

aare.edu.au - The role of the teacher in an Australian classroom is changing, and not in a good way. As I see it, the relentless pressure for schools to perform well in NAPLAN, the demands of various mandated cu...

The First 5 Minutes: Ignite Student Learning

Shared by G. Garcia

middleweb.com - I have a teaching colleague who was a very talented track and field athlete back in the day. In one of our recent conversations about teaching and learning, she shared a bit of “sprinter wisdom” th...

Tips for Accessing Sites Blocked by Your School

Shared by Richard Byrne

freetech4teachers.com - I originally published this a few years ago. I'm bringing it back up because I was recently asked about this issue again. For those hoping that this post might teach you how to bypass filters, I'm ...

Something Fishy About “Failing School” List

Shared by Amanda Dykes

larryeducation.com - The State Department of Education has just released the most recent “failing schools” list.  (See it here.) This annual ranking is required by the infamous 2013 Alabama Accountability Act.  This wa...

Education World: Recess: Necessity or Nicety?

educationworld.com - In 2016, bilingual education received a spotlight treatment rarely given to a teaching method partly in thanks to Proposition 58. On November 8, California voters voted "yes" on a ballot initiative...

When faced with difficult decisions, school administrators sometimes run and hide

Shared by Dave Zirkle

washingtonpost.com - School administrators often say they like parents and benefit from their advice. But when mothers and fathers try to force them to make difficult decisions, such as reassigning a teacher, the educa...

Working Walls and display

Shared by Tim Monreal

ukedchat.com - Well it has been a while since I had the time to complete a blog post. This one has been sat in draft from for quite a long time (so long that I had forgotten about it since returning to school in ...

Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn II

blog.sfpc.io - With the Spring semester approaching fast, the second edition of the Learning to Teach mini-conference returns, January 15, 2017 in New York City. For many educators, January is the perfect time to...

THE PORT RAIL: A classic liberal arts education still valued

Shared by Rob Townsend

tuscaloosanews.com - Well, if you know me a bit, you’ll think this old history prof is sounding off. “You gotta take history or you’ll be an ignoramus, or worse.” Maybe a politician, I’m thinking, but not saying it. Bu...

mrpotter

I teach High School Social Studies in Western New York. History nerd and tech geek. This is me, not my employer.

This site uses cookies for an optimal experience. We also allow third party cookies by trusted partners. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To learn more and disable some specific cookies, check our Privacy policy →