Episode 77: Approaches to Teaching Race in the Social Studies Classroom with Christopher C. Martell & Kaylene M. Stevens

In episode 77, Michael & Dan chat with Christopher C. Martell & Kaylene M. Stevens about their recently published Theory and Research in Social Education article “Equity- and Tolerance-Oriented Teachers: Approaches to Teaching Race in the Social Studies Classroom”. In their work, they share best practices of teachers and discuss the differences between the equity and tolerance approach to teaching race.

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Episode 76: Teaching Asian-American Histories with Noreen Naseem Rodriguez

In episode 76, Dan and Michael chat with Noreen Naseem Rodriguez about teaching Asian-American histories and her new Social Studies and the Young Learner article, “But They Didn’t Do Nothin’ Wrong!”: Teaching about Japanese-American Incarceration.

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Episode 75: Evil and Villainification in Social Studies with Cathryn van Kessel & Ryan Crowley

In episode 75, Michael & Dan chat with Cathryn van Kessel and Ryan M. Crowley about their recently published Theory and Research in Social Education article “Villainification and Evil in Social Studies Education. One of the big highlights is how to make ‘historical villains’ more three dimensional.

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Episode 74: Civic Online Reasoning with Sarah McGrew

In episode 74, Dan and Michael chat with Sarah McGrew of the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG about civic online reasoning, their new research published in TRSE, and how teachers can use the assessments.

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  1. McGrew, S., Breakstone, J., Ortega, T., Smith, M. & Wineburg, S. (in press). Can students evaluate online sources?: Learning from assessments of civic online reasoning. Theory & Research in Social Education. Advance online publication. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2017.1416320
  2. Check out all the SHEG Civic Online Reasoning competencies and assessments: https://sheg.stanford.edu/civic-online-reasoning (requires login, but all materials are free!)
  3. “Why Students Can’t Google Their Way to the Truth: Fact-checkers and students approach websites differently” by Sam Wineburg and Sarah McGrew in EdWeek (11/01/16)
  4. The Challenge That’s Bigger Than Fake News: Civic Reasoning in a Social Media Environment” by Sarah McGrew, Teresa Ortega, Joel Breakstone, & Sam Wineburg in AFT.org
  5. Here’s an article that was written by a teacher collaborator: “Real Teaching in an Era of Fake News” by Will Colglazier in AFT.org.
  6. Wineburg, S. & McGrew, S. (2017, October 9). Lateral Reading: Reading Less and Learning More When Evaluating Digital Information. Stanford History Education Group Working Paper No. 2017-A1 (56 pages). 

     

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Sarah McGrew co-directs SHEG’s Civic Online Reasoning project. She grew up in Michigan and earned a B.A. in Political Science and Education from Swarthmore College before completing the Stanford Teacher Education Program. After STEP, she taught world history in Washington, D.C., for five years. Sarah is now a doctoral student in the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She previously taught in STEP. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, baking, and exploring the West Coast.

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Episode 73: A Social Studies Review of 2017 with Nate Bowling & Wayne Journell

In episode 73, Dan and Michael chat with 2016 Washington Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling and TRSE editor Wayne Journell .

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  1. Listen to previous episodes with Nate and Wayne:
    1. Episode 52: Social Studies Research with Wayne Journell
    2. Episode 32: A Reflection on the 2016 Presidential Election with Nate Bowling & Chris Hitchcock
    3. Episode 26: School Equity & Resources with Nate Bowling
    4. Episode 8: Teacher Political Disclosure with Wayne Journell
  2. You can find more about Nate’s work on his site at http://www.natebowling.com/; And you can listen to Nate’s podcast, Nerd Farmer access Nate’s Nerd Farmer podcast on his website (http://www.natebowling.com/podcast/) and other podcast providers.
  3. You can find Wayne Journell’s books on Amazon (author page), including his newest one, Teaching Politics in Secondary Education: Engaging With Contentious Issues and also Teaching Social Studies in an Era of Divisiveness: The Challenges of Discussing Social Issues in a Non-Partisan Way. Buy them, read them, and be a better social studies educator!

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Nate Bowling currently teaches AP Government and Human Geography at Lincoln High in the Tacoma School District in Washington state. You can contact him on Twitter at @Nate_Bowling.

Wayne Journell is an education professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. You can contact Wayne on Twitter @UNCGSocStudies or check out his website where you are steps away to reading more of his work.

Episode 72: Compelling Questions with Rebecca Mueller

In episode 72, Dan and Michael ask lots of compelling questions to Rebecca Mueller about her work on using compelling questions in the classroom.

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  1. Mueller, R. G. W. (2017). Calibrating your “compelling compass”: Teacher-constructed prompts to assist question development. Social Education, 81(6), 343-345.
  2. Mueller, R. G. W. (in press). Examining teachers’ development and implementation of compelling questions. Social Studies Research and Practice, 13(1).

  3. Mueller, R. G. W. (2017). From potential to practice: Compelling questions as an impetus for curricular and instructional change. Journal of Social Studies Research. doi:10.1016/j.jssr.2017.08.003i

  4. Mueller, R. G. W. (2016). Making them fit: Examining teacher support for student questioning. Social Studies Research and Practice, 11(1), 40-55.

  5. And don’t forget to check out the C3 Teachers site and Episode 10: C3 Frameworks for Social Studies with Kathy Swan!

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Rebecca Mueller is Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education at University of South Carolina Upstate. Her research focuses on social studies teachers’ use of inquiry and questioning. You can contact her at rmuelle2@uscupstate.edu or @rgw_mueller on Twitter, which might encourage her to actually use her Twitter account.

Episode 69: The Complexity of Citizenship for Black Women Social Studies Teachers with Amanda E. Vickery

In episode 69, Michael and Dan chat with Amanda E. Vickery to discuss her recent Theory & Research in Social Studies article “‘You excluded us for so long and now you want us to be patriotic?’: African American Women Teachers Navigating the Quandary of Citizenship.” Our conversation challenges the notion of what citizenship is and the many ways in which it can be taught. 

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