Memorization is Not Learning

I often hear my students talking about what they need to memorize in order to do well on assessments, and this drives me crazy. Memorization is not learning. It is an aspect of learning that can serve as a strategy in the learning process, but it is not equivalent to learning. For an example, lets … Continue reading Memorization is Not Learning

Actions Speak Louder

"THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with … Continue reading Actions Speak Louder

Recite After Me… (Teaching About Charlottesville)

via Daily Prompt: Recite The following is how I have been processing the events in Charlottesville through my lens as a social studies teacher. It seems like every time some national crisis involving race occurs, my email inbox and Twitter feed fill up with articles and curriculum designed to "help" students and teachers make sense … Continue reading Recite After Me… (Teaching About Charlottesville)