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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

03.05.17 About that Tweet: The Difference Between Information & Knowledge

Recently I posted on Twitter a picture a friend had sent me of work a young student did in the classroom.  The post went a little viral (or as viral as something can in my tiny corner of the universe) and people seemed to interpret it in different ways. I thought I’d write a quick post…

01.16.14 A Vast Army of Terracotta Warriors: Just How DO We Teach History?

Lisa Hansel’s outstanding blog post on the decline in time spent on History  in American schools made reference to a blog post over at EdWeek called “We’re Teaching History Wrong.” It decried our methods of teaching history. This quotation caught my eye: “To the vast majority of students, history is presented as a litany of disconnected…