Monthly Archives: July 2013

An honest discussion of race is needed

Following Trayvon Martin’s death last year and the recent verdict in George Zimmerman’s trial, the issue of race has received much attention.  Pundits often use the phrase “national dialogue on race,” however many contributions to the current discourse are not particularly meaningful.  Yes, there are a lot of people talking, but who is listening?  For […]

Student analysis and dialogue as part of the everyday classroom experience

When I reflect on the teacher certification program that I completed more than a decade ago, I often think about the methods course that I enrolled in.  The professor who taught it had worked as a high school social studies teacher before returning to graduate school to pursue a doctorate in history.  Throughout the semester […]