Q & A Collections: Teaching Social Studies
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 five years. You can see all those collections from the first four years here.
Here are the ones I've posted so far:
Today's theme is on teaching Social Studies. You can see the list following this excerpt from one of them:
* Ways Principals Can Assist Social Studies Teachers
Troy Hicks, Kristina J. Doubet, David Sherrin, Kirke Olson, and Barbara Blackburn share their thoughts. I've also included comments from many readers.
Today's guest responses come from Kelly Young, from whom I've learned more about teaching than from anyone else; Elisabeth Johnson, who is the best social studies teacher I've ever seen; middle school educator Lisa Butler; and Matt Podbury, who teaches Geography at an International School in France.
* Engaging With Race and Class in the Classroom
Three educators -- Ashanti Foster, Melissa Bollow Tempel, and P. L. Thomas -- and a number of readers share their thoughts on this challenge.
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!