Presentology (The Study of the Present)

Presentology (The Study of the Present)

Background:  Early in my teaching career, I was a junior high school social studies teacher.  Part of my teaching assignment was teaching a “current events course.”  The texts I used were the local and state newspapers.  Our intent, at the time, was to engage students in a study of and conversations about what was going…Read More >>

Teaching PEACE

Teaching PEACE

In the Center’s July newsletter, we described 25 Steps on becoming a culturally response teacher.  Several responses and questions helped me develop the content for this blog.  A few respondents believed that “civility is on the decline “and one teacher wrote: “We need a citizens’ peace treaty.”   I had my topic for this blog. “If…Read More >>

Character Education Snapshots

Character Education Snapshots

It is the month of June, the month of leaves and roses, when pleasant sights salute the eyes, and pleasant scents the noses.     ― Nathaniel Parker Willis With my camera in hand, I visited the character education gardens where “everything was coming up roses” and took these snapshots for my scrapbook. Snapshot 1: …Read More >>

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