Author Archives: Steve Capone

About Steve Capone

Interested in Domestic and Foreign Policy, Ethics, and Political Thought. Part-time adjunct instructor of Philosophy and full-time Middle School educator. Europhile, historiophile, & bibliophile. @CaponeTeaches on Twitter M.S. Philosophy (Univ. of Utah 2013) M.A. Humanities (Univ. of Chicago 2007) B.A. Philosophy & English (Washington & Jefferson College 2006

In Memoriam, my best friend

Grown men don’t usually refer to their friends as “best friends”. We have friends, buddies, pals, associates, peers, and even bros – but most of us left the tag “best friends” back in grade school. I met John in 2006. … Continue reading

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Sharing Gratitude for Podcast Guest Appearances

I’m always game to talk about education – about pedagogical methods, about the “Why” behind what we do, how things might be changed for improvement, and anything else. Because I’ve been meeting less with my curriculum team and middle school … Continue reading

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Students at the Helm (for real)

[I]n Humanities, we had some academic goals focused on the stages of the writing process that could be achieved through a few different content avenues. So, I polled the students… Continue reading

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Curiosity Saved My Life

I think a lot about privilege. White privilege. Male privilege. Hetero/straight/binary privilege. I’ve got privilege coming out of my ears. One of the many privileges from which I’ve benefitted has been a family that drove and fed my curiosity from … Continue reading

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Teaching Memo: Holocaust Education 7-Week Unit of Study

“So here it is – I’ve built this unit. It’s the plan I bring with me into a 7-week course on the Holocaust with my current sixth graders…” Continue reading

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