Teaching the Holocaust by Inquiry: Develop Upstanders Rather Than Bystanders | Joel Backon | 6 Min Read
January 26, 2023 Teaching the Holocaust by Inquiry, Elizabeth Krasemann, Foreword by Michael Berenbaum. LIT Verlag GmbH & Co., Zurich, 2022. These are fascinating times to teach students about the
January 23, 2023 In light of a sea of political and economic shifts in recent years, it is no surprise there’s been a renewed interest in civics education. Questions abound
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January 9, 2023 During 31 years in the independent school world (35 if you add the student experience), visiting over 100 schools was one of my favorite activities. I always
January 5, 2023 Like most students over the past 100 or so years, I learned to write essays by rote repetition of the lifeless five-paragraph formula: introduction leading to a
November 2, 2022 The International Baccalaureate celebrated its 50th anniversary four years ago in 2018. Even with such a substantial history, it would seem that misconceptions about the IB programs
September 28, 2022 When I taught middle and high school Humanities, the same doom loop happened every time I had a class discussion: a verbally-confident student made a comment that
August 17, 2022 Sometimes the greatest impediment to change is trying to do it from within the structures, formats, restrictions, and histories of a system. In doing so, answers to
July 26, 2022 Instructors can help students discuss controversial issues by explicitly teaching the skills of intellectual charity. Students can improve these skills by working through simple, engaging practice exercises.