Monthly Archives: November 2011

Make Time For Current Events — it leads to interdisciplinary learning

Why don’t middle and high school students today discuss the news during school? Simple answer, actually — it’s not part of the curriculum. And because the curriculum is so jam-packed (driven by end of course exams or AP exams), when … Continue reading

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Science from a 2-min video about birds

This morning, I saw one of the coolest videos I’ve ever seen — here’s a screen capture from the video: Now there are several cool things about this video. First, you need to take two minutes to watch the video … Continue reading

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Learning about Islam from Muslim college students

This morning, I emailed a Duke student, Ahmed Alshareef, who had written a particularly thoughtful set of answers to my world history students’ questions back in April when I was still teaching (see next post for more context). I asked … Continue reading

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Hajj 1432

This cool picture of Muslims walking around the Kaaba in Mecca is on the front page of today’s Washington Post: The hajj is a pilgrimage that all Muslims are supposed to take to the holy city of Mecca at least … Continue reading

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DO NOT “integrate technology” into the curriculum

We hear all the time about “technology integration.” I recently read a job description for an upper school technology director, and one of the responsibilities of the position is to: “Partner with Upper School administration and department heads to set and … Continue reading

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