I'll begin posting new questions and answers in late August, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past three years. You can see those collections from the first two years here.
I'm alternating those posts with interviews I'm doing with authors about their new education books. So far this summer, I've interviewed:
Today's theme is on teaching social studies. Previous themes have been:
I'll be spending the summer organizing questions and answers for the next school year, and there is always room for more!
You can send questions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.When you send it in, let me know if I can use your real name if it's selected or if you'd prefer remaining anonymous and have a pseudonym in mind.
You can also contact me on Twitter at @Larryferlazzo.
Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a variety of education publishers.
Also, you can listen to ten minute interviews I've done with contributors to this column at my BAM! Radio Show.
And, now, following an excerpt from one of those posts, here's a list of all my columns related to teaching social studies:
Four educators -- John T. Spencer, Diana Laufenberg, Jennifer D. Klein, and Jason Flom -- respond to this issue.
Educators Diana Laufenberg, Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez and Peter Pappas contributed their responses to this piece.
Bruce Lesh, PJ Caposey, and Dave Orphal share their thoughts in this post, and I've also included comments from readers.
Three talented and experienced educators share their thoughts on the topic -- Stephen Lazar, ReLeah Cossett Lent, and Bill Bigelow.
Many readers and I contribute our suggestions....
Social Studies teachers Eric Langhorst, Beth Sanders and Russel Tarr all write about what they've learned from experience.
Several Ways We Can Teach Social Studies More Effectively -- Part One
This post includes guest responses from three talented and experienced educators: Stephen Lazar, Bill Bigelow, and Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez.
I hope you've found this summary useful and, again, keep those questions coming!