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Socratic Questioning using Oregon Trail

During my fourth year of teaching (2008), I had the absolute privilege of taking advantage of my school’s computer glitch: the scheduling system separated two classes by gender.  As a … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

What up Gangsta!: Andrew Jackson, The Most Gangster U.S. President

Hands down Andrew Jackson was one of the most popular and controversial presidents in my 8th grade U.S. history class. Jackson represented what they loved in their music – gangsterism.  … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

From Then to Now – A Case for Black History Month

  During Black History Month in 2013, my wife’s friend, Kora, sent a short Facebook message to my wife jokingly asking, “Does this remind you of anyone we know?” below … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · 1 Comment