About David @SpinEdu
David Cutler teaches American history, government and journalism at Brimmer and May, an independent school in Chestnut Hill, Mass. His writing has appeared in the National Association of Independent Schools, Edutopia, The Atlantic and Independent School Magazine.
David’s Recent Stories
Education Jul 03Opinion: Independence Day on July 2? John Adams got it right
"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America," wrote John Adams in a letter to his wife Abigail.
Education Jun 05Opinion: Students are pushing themselves to unhealthy limits. Here’s how teachers can help
Pressure on students to obtain A's is having a harmful impact on stress, depression and anxiety levels. High school teacher David Cutler shares some ways to help students learn from setbacks and then move on.
Education Mar 21Opinion: Why ‘Black Panther’ and other comic books belong in the classroom
With the massive success of “Black Panther,” the latest blockbuster from Marvel, the time is ripe for educators to embrace comic books as legitimate teaching and learning tools.
Education Nov 15Teaching kids about Thanksgiving or Columbus? They deserve the real story
My students felt betrayed, angry even, that throughout their elementary and middle school years, teachers had pushed a fake narrative, or had done little, if anything, to correct the record.
Education Jul 25Column: How I use George Washington to make kids care about ‘fake news’
History and journalism teacher David Cutler explains how he helps students discern fact from deception with a lesson from the Revolutionary War.
Education Feb 23Column: How to help students discover the whole truth
Editor’s note: Educators across the country have had to confront the rise in influence of “fake news” or online news hoaxes, particularly in the wake of the election when the phrase became a buzz word. How do we instill in…