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Teaching About “History Wars”

Interesting article from Teaching Tolerance about interpretations of history after conflicts arising from the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans. Advertisements

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Teaching the 2016 Election

Column: A parent’s guide to explaining an R-rated presidential election [PBS NewsHour] How Do You Teach Politics During An Election That Defies Convention? [NPR] Teachers’ Lounge: Teaching politics in the age of Trump [PBS NewsHour]

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Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

I am still pondering this NPR article “Taking Notes by Hand” and the  effects of using technology instead of pen and paper. What are your thoughts?  I think I like the idea of using technology for generative notetaking.  I am not sure the … Continue reading

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Grit

The debate about student grit is now veering toward and over empahsis. Subjectively, it seems logical that kids with grit generally tend to be more successful because they are simply resilient when confronted with challenges.  Here are some articles I … Continue reading

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2016 Seniors

Students taking AP US or Comparative Government & Politics should bookmark the following sites for regular access and ease next school year. 1. Class website: (I will update the calendar over the summer) https://emhsg0ppel.wordpress.com/ %5Bthe O for Oppel is a zero] 2. … Continue reading

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George W. Bush: Jeb would beat ‘sister-in-law’ Hillary Clinton

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Be More Dog!

Funny video encouraging everyone to take risks and be active!

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Cliff Divers versus Doomsday Preppers

This phrase was my favorite take-away from EdmodoCon 2014.  I’ll try to look up and reference it if I can.  It was used to describe teacher responses to technology, proactivity and reactivity.  I have been a doomsday prepper, in general, … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Primary results

Randy Krehbiel, Tulsa World  ‘ “That was a straight-up referendum” on Barresi, Lovelady said. “If I have seen a referendum on one person, that was it.” “For an incumbent not to make the runoff is practically unheard of,” Lenoir said. … Continue reading

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