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Some thoughts on Homework (and rubrics)

May 25, 2013


The role of homework is always elusive to me: it has so many roles and you really need to be careful about what the purpose of each assignment really is.  For example, homework can be used as practice time, study time, reflective time, prep-ing time for the next class and even for down-time.  Then the issue of […]

History is complicated; so is doing research on it

May 9, 2013


After writing this post I realized that I will need a part II to discuss how to build inquiry and scaffold actual research skills into a lesson; I’m hoping I can write that post later this week. Over the past year I have been experimenting with helping students use inquiry to do research.  In the […]

Managing Student Progress on Projects

February 28, 2013


For the past 4 years I have been trying to figure out ways to help students take ownership of their projects and keep track of the progress while doing them.  From a teacher’s perspective, it’s hard to keep track of what each student did each day and give them feedback on their progress.  At the […]

Infographics in the world history classroom

February 2, 2013


I am so proud to be in the same classroom with the students I work with.  We all took a risk  and did a project that none of us were familiar with.  We created infographics about Economic Systems in World History. At the beginning of the unit we talked about how it would work: We’d […]