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. M.S. Philosophy (Univ. of Utah 2013) M.A. Humanities (Univ. of Chicago 2007) B.A. Philosophy & English (Washington & Jefferson College 2006

…on what is called “deep learning”

I’ve been taking an online course lately through edX called “Deep Learning Through Transformative Pedagogy” and I’ve already found a mission for academic educators to sort out for us practitioners to improve our teaching outcomes. As an aside, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Authentic Questions and the Perils of Expertise

When I was a newer and younger teacher, I was also a graduate student, and one of my professors was an expert not only in research in his field but also in training us grads to think. I hadn’t ever … Continue reading

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Podcast Recommendations (assignment)

I offered an extensions-of-learning assignment this first week of distance learning for my students, and I thought perhaps other teachers or readers would be interested in some of these as well. In case you want to borrow the whole thing, … Continue reading

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March Madness: Worst Disease in History

This month, my class and I set out on a journey of discovery. We’ll be investigating history’s worst diseases – viruses, plague, pandemics, mere outbreaks… the lot of them. We began as all March competitions begin – with a bracket: … Continue reading

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Teaching Memo: A Restaurant Challenge

After we engaged with the “capitalism vs. communism” concept group, I needed to assess my students’ understandings and abilities to apply those concepts… so with that in mind, I’m writing today about a fun, engaging, and effective assessment and application … Continue reading

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