Tag Archives: History

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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Student Choice Leads to Lifelong Learning

I’ve been teaching for over a decade, and whereas most of these years I made myself as important as possible in the learning process, over the last few years I’ve been working on minimizing the notability of my presence in … Continue reading

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Hohenschönhausen Prison

Remember to visit the 2017 travel page to see every post I’ve made this year (Amsterdam in April, seven countries over the summer). Hohenschönhausen (“high beauty houses”) is a neighborhood east of central Berlin. The name of the district is … Continue reading

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A Brief Political History of Georgia (the Republic of)

Georgia is a land between political cultures. I’m not really sure if it’s a part of Asia or Europe, and I suppose the arbitrariness of such distinctions shows itself in the answer of the hour. If you ask Russia, its … Continue reading

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Learning to Like What We Do Not Like (bootstrapping preferences)

Sometimes, we just like what we like. Our preferences have real costs (and benefits, to be sure). If we don’t like a subject in school, at any level, we struggle to find what typically counts as success. It feels difficult, … Continue reading

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