I feel smarter
No real topic at all here today. But after finishing a great day of learning with 25 super bright social studies teachers, I feel smarter. So just a few of the random things I picked up today and a few others that I’ve been reading, thinking, and talking about.
Cause if I can get smarter, anybody can get smarter.
- Standalone Sorting activity on the Smithsonian Learning Lab. Mind blown.
- Cause you can never have too much chocolate. Or pie. Just saying.
- Keynote presentation. Being in charge of 28 middle school social studies kids. Overlapping skill sets. (One difference? Someone giving a keynote rarely has to worry about an audience member throwing up or setting something on fire.)
- Man. I have trouble just making eye contact and sticking the firm grip. This guy is on fire.
- Okay . . . you mean there’s more to it than eye contact and a firm grip? And, yes, these skills do translate into the classroom.
- The Ford’s Theater has some awesome teaching resources. Yes. That Ford’s Theater.
- Speaking of museums, the Smithsonian African American Museum of History and Culture just might be the most impactful that you will ever walk through.
- 50 Best Podcasts of 2016. Bookmark #3, #11, #16, #21, #29, #44.
- History is always more complex than what we first think. The white guy in that photo . . . you know. That photo from 1968.