Assigning students to watch the presidential debates and discussing candidate's platforms have been fairly commonplace practices for most U.S. government and civics teachers -- until Election 2016. Ryan Werenka teaches AP U.S. government and economics in Michigan and says this…
By Patrick Welsh
In what seemed like about a half hour after the second plane hit, we heard a loud explosion outside the school.
Students in my classes remembered September 11 as high-schoolers; then as middle-schoolers; as grade-schoolers; then, only through their parents’ stories. Ten years later, the experience was already a generation removed.
By Steve Gardiner
As a high school English teacher, I have been crossing out the singular use of the word “they” for many years. It's time to move on.
By Andrew Sherman
When people from all over the world come together, it is time to consider what actions can be taken locally to make a difference.
By Shondra Carpenter
As summer gets underway, rising seniors may want to think about getting a jump start on college planning.
My experience for the first 18 years of my life in Mississippi was very much limited to the company of people who looked and lived just like me. As a teacher, I’ve noticed my students are infinitely more worldly wise…
Darrell Jones, who served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, shares how he teaches his classes about the history of Memorial Day and how he answers the question often posed by his students: does he know anyone who…
By Demetrius Ball
High school teacher Demetrius Ball hopes that by sharing a little about what life was like in the military, his students might further understand the meaning of Memorial Day.
Addiction is a strong word, but it accurately describes the dysfunctional behavior exhibited by teenagers in my high school English classroom when I ask them to put away their cellphones.
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