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Chemistry and Context

Three months, or even one month prior to our last session, discussing that gallium could dissolve in water would have probably bored my student. However, learning that a gallium spoon in the presence of water could “disappear” engendered the perfect vehicle to learn: sincere curiosity.; ... Read More

 

Decolonizing American History: A Reading List for High School Students

Systemic oppression, abuses of power, and the rise of protest movements has left many students of history searching for explanatory texts and perspectives for grappling with the context of racial injustice in the United States and the American continents. History teachers are handling ... Read More

 

Making Use of the Library

I was working with a student last week, and she was complaining that she was so bored she started reading. Imagine! And then she read all the books in her house so she was starting to reread them. Her parents didn’t want to keep buying books on the Kindle so she had run out of options.  ... Read More

 

Ayers on Good Teachers

Learning Isn’t Easy and Teaching Isn’t Simple There are many challenges in teaching that are not obvious to an inexperienced or aspiring educator; in an oversimplified view of the profession, if the teacher has a basic understanding of the material along with a good curriculum to follow, ... Read More

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