Episode 53: Teaching Difficult Knowledge with Jim Garrett

In episode 53, Michael and Dan discuss teaching difficult knowledge with Jim Garrett. One of the first things that we do is discuss what, exactly is difficult knowledge.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Check out Jim’s new book!
    1. Garrett, H.J. (2017) Learning to be in the World with Others: Difficult Knowledge and Social Studies Education. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

  2. Wondering about people’s resistance to facts (that Jim referenced), check out:
    1. Alcorn, M. (2013). Resistance to learning: Overcoming the desire not to know in classroom teaching. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.
  3. Want to learn more even more political science? Check out:
    1. Flynn, D. J., Nyhan, B., & Reifler, J. (2017). The nature and origins of misperceptions: Understanding false and unsupported beliefs about politics. Political Psychology38(S1), 127-150
    2. Nyhan, B., & Reifler, J. (2010). When corrections fail: The persistence of political misperceptions. Political Behavior32(2), 303-330.
  4. To learn more about difficult knowledge, check out:
    1.  Britzman, D. P. (1998). “That lonely discovery”: Anne Frank, Anna Freud, and the question of pedagogy. Lost subject, contested objects: Toward a psychoanalytic inquiry of learning. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
    2. Britzman, D. P. (2000b). If the story cannot end: Deferred action, ambivalence, and difficult knowledge. In R. I. Simon, C. Eppert, & S. Rosenberg (Eds.),
    3. Between hope and despair: Pedagogy and the remembrance of historical trauma (pp. 27–58). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
    4. Pitt, A., & Britzman, D. (2003). Speculations on qualities of difficult knowledge in teaching and learning: An experiment in psychoanalytic research. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 16(6), 755–776.
    5. Simon, R. I. (2014). A pedagogy of witnessing: Curatorial practice and the pursuit of social justice. Albany, NY: SUNY Press
  5. Want to read Jim’s article he wrote for Theory & Research in Social Education? Check out:
    1. Garrett, H. J. (2011). The routing and re-routing of difficult knowledge: Social studies teachers encounter When the Levees Broke.  Theory & Research in Social Education39(3), 320-347.
  6. Some articles/books about Discussion  & Controversial Issues:
    1. Hess, D. E., & McAvoy, P. (2014). The political classroom: Evidence and ethics in democratic education. New York, NY: Routledge.
    2. Hess, D. E. (2009). Controversy in the classroom: The democratic power of discussion. New York, NY: Routledge
    3. Parker, W. C., & Hess, D. (2001). Teaching with and for discussion. Teaching and teacher education17(3), 273-289

Contact

H. Jim Garret is an education professor at the University of Georgia. You can contact Jim on Twitter @HJamesGarrett or check out his website at the University of Georgia. Also, check out his new book!

Episode 52: Social Studies Research with TRSE editor Wayne Journell

In episode 52, Dan and Michael talk with Theory and Research in Social Education (TRSE) editor Wayne Journell and announce a partnership!

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. You can learn more about TRSE on the National Council for the Social Studies site: http://www.socialstudies.org/publications/theoryandresearch
  2. You can find current TRSE articles on the Taylor & Francis site: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/utrs20/current
  3. Read Wayne’s “From the Editor” note to begin his tenure as TRSE editor in 2017: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2016.1272328
  4. If you’re really bored, you can read Dan’s article with lead author Neil Houser and colleagues on how social studies teachers in Oklahoma deal with accountability-reform… it mentions Foucault: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00933104.2016.1213213

Contact

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 51: Fostering Civic Engagement with ‘The Citizenship Challenge’ with Shannon Janovitz

In episode 51, Michael & Dan chat about a civic engagement project Shannon Janovitz and her students created and ran at Burlington High School called The Citizenship Challenge!

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Check out the website Shannon’s class created for the citizenship challenge (with teacher resources!).

Contact

Shannon Janovitz teaches English at Burlington High School in Massachusetts (with Michael!).  She teachers AP Literature and Composition and Introduction to Film and Media Studies. In addition to this, this year she is working to on developing curriculum for her department. You can find her on twitter at @MrsJanovitz.

Episode 50: An Education Conversation with José Vilson

In episode 50, Dan and Michael engage in an education conversation with middle school math educator, author, and EduColor founder José Vilson.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Check out José’s site at thejosevilson.com.
  2. Buy José’s 2014 book, This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and the Future of Education 
  3. Check out the EduColor community at EduColor.org and sign up for the newsletter. Join in #EduColor Twitter chats every last Thursday of the month at 7:30pm EDT.

Contact

José Luis Vilson is a middle school math educator in New York, NY. He is the author of This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and the Future of Education (2014) and the founder of EduColor. You can tweet at him @TheJLV.

Episode 49: Flipped Classrooms with Elizabeth Miller

In episode 49, Dan and Michael chat flipped classrooms with Massachusetts teacher Elizabeth Miller.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Elizabeth wrote THE book on flipping classrooms. It’s called, Flipping History: How to Start Flipping Your Classroom Today (2016). Buy it, read it, flip like a pro.
  2. Visit her site for updates, consulting information, and more at PennyUniversityPress.com.
  3. You can find her old blogs on flipping at FlippingHistory.blogspot.com.
  4. Also, Elizabeth recommends tweeting with #flipclass on Twitter.
  5. You can find more recommended resources from Elizabeth on her Google doc.

Contact

Elizabeth Miller is a high school history teacher in Massachusetts. You can find her work on PennyUniversityPress.com and tweet with her @EMHistory.

Episode 48: Measuring School Quality with Jack Schneider

In episode 48, Michael & Dan discuss measuring school quality with Jack Schneider.

Take a listen & you’ll learn that the ‘perception gap’ isn’t just your perception of clothes purchased at the Gap versus what they actually look like.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Jack Schneider, Rebecca Jacobsen, Rachel White, and Hunter Gehlbach, “The (Mis)measure of Schools: How Data Affect Stakeholder Knowledge and Perceptions of Quality,” Teachers College Record (June 2018)
  2. Check out the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment
  3. Make sure to check out Jack’s podcast that he hosts with journalist Jennifer Berkshire called HaveYouHeard!

Contact

Jack Schneider is an Assistant Professor at Holy Cross, co-hosts the podcast HaveYouHeard and is the Director of Research at the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment. Check out his research on his  webpage at Holy Cross, follow him on Twitter, and, of course, subscribe to his podcast HaveYouHeard!

Episode 47: Global Read Aloud with Pernille Ripp

In episode 47, Michael & Dan chat with Pernille Ripp about teaching, being connected, and the Global Read Aloud. 

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Information about the Social Studies Chat book club that Dan & Michael spoke can be found on the SSChat Book Club Facebook page! You can still participate in our reading of Kenneth C. Davis’s In the Shadow of Liberty and make use of the resources and author interviews!
  2. The Global Read Aloud that Pernille Ripp started can be found here! Learn more and sign up!

Contact

Pernille Ripp teaches 7th grade in Wisconsin. She is an blogger, thinker, creator, and all around great educator! She has also written three books with one more on the way- check them out! Learn more about her on her blog and/or follow her on Twitter!

Episode 46: Women in Education History with Jenn Binis of EdHistory101

In episode 46, Dan and Michael chat about women in education history with Jenn Binis of EdHistory101.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. First and foremost, make sure to check Jenn and her husband Paul on the EdHistory101 podcast on iTunes and their site, shownotes, and daily tweet threads at https://edhistory101.com/
  2. Jenn and Dan highly recommend Goldstein, D. (2014). The teacher wars: A history of America’s most embattled profession. New York, NY: Doubleday.
  3. Hoffman, Nancy. Woman’s” true” profession: Voices from the history of teaching. Harvard Education Press. 8 Story Street First Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, 2003.
  4. Lerner, Gerda. Teaching women’s history. Vol. 162, no. 1. Amer Historical Assn, 1981.
  5. Learn more about Nannie Burroughs (1883-1961) who was an African-American educator, orator, religious leader, civil rights activist, feminist and businesswoman who founded the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, DC in 1909.
  6. Learn more about Maria Childs (1802 – 1880), an American abolitionist, women’s rights activist, Native American rights activist, novelist, journalist, and more.
  7. Learn more about Sarah Roberts and Roberts v. City of Boston in the book Kendrick, S., & Kendrick, P. (2004). Sarah’s long walk: The free Blacks of Boston and how their struggle for equality changed America. Beacon Press; Or watch the following clip from School: The story of American public education on the case. Citation: Patton, S. & Mondale, S. (Producers), & Mondale, S. (Director). (2001). School: The Story of American Public Education [Documentary] . United States: Stone Lantern Films. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL00795BC38B4368D4
  8. Check out Nikole Hannah-Jones’ work on resegregation: http://nikolehannahjones.com/.
  9. More on Maria Montessori (1870-1952)
  10. More on Oberlin College and black history
  11. More on Charlotte Hawkins Brown (1883–1961)
  12. More on Ella Flagg Young (1845-1918)
  13. More on Bridgette Peixotto (1879-1972)
  14. More on Anna Julia Cooper and her biography, A Voice from the South
  15. This Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on why we should all be feminists:

16. This TED Talk by Kimberlé Crenshaw discusses Intersectionality:

Contact

Jenn Binis has a blog at jennbbinis.com and a podcast with shownotes at edhistory101.com. You can tweet at her @JennBinis or @EdHistory101.

Episode 45: Protect Public Ed with Five 2016 State Teachers of the Year

In episode 45, Michael & Dan chat with five 2016 Teachers of the Year -Tayla Edlund, Ashley Lamb Sinclair, Ryan Kaiser, Audrey Jackson & Time Royers – about their organization and the need to ‘Protect Public Ed.’

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Check out the organization the 2016 State Teachers of the Year are putting together called Protect Public Ed.
    1. You can also like their Facebook page!
  2. This is the video that the 2016 Teachers of the Year put together
  3. You can read the article written by Aubrey Lamb-Sinclair about her experience taking an Uber to a Teacher of the Year event entitled “Teacher of the Year asks: Can we stop denigrating teachers now?
  4. Listen to our episode Episode 36: High-Stakes Testing & the Manufactured Crisis with David Berliner to learn more about high-stakes testing!
  5. Listen to our episode Episode 42: Betsy DeVos & School Choice with Allie Gross to learn more about the impact school choice has had in Michigan (particularly Detroit).

 

Contact

Talya Edlund teaches fifth grade in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She is Maine’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. She also is a former College Adjunct at Southern Maine Community College.

Ashley Lamb-Sinclair teacher high school English and Creative Writing at North Oldham High School in Kentucky. She is Kentucky’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. She also is a contributing writer for the Atlantic and the Washington Post.

Ryan Kaiser teachers middle school social studies in Baltimore, Maryland.  He is Maryland’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. He is also the communications director of the Maryland Social Studies Council, coaches debate team (coaching his team to the championship) and founded the Baltimore Environmental Explorers Camp.

Audrey Jackson teacher fifth grade inclusion in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the 2016 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. She was also the teacher representative for ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking at the US Department of Education.

Tim Royers teacher high school social studies in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the 2016 Nebraska Teacher of the year. He also serves as the Chief Negotiated of the Millard Education Association.

 

Episode 44: Answering Teacher Candidate Questions

In episode 44, our panel of educators answer the questions of teacher candidates from Betsy Barrow’s class at the University of North Carolina.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. For this episode, we will add tweets to our shownotes that use the hashtag #MyAdviceForNewTeachers:

  1. Per the Betsy DeVos question, this Education Week article titled, “What Could Betsy DeVos Really Get Done as Education Secretary?” might be of use.
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Contact
Chris Hitchcock (@CHitch94) is an award-winning  world history teacher at an online school in Indiana, a #sschat co-moderator of #sschat , and our episode 33 guest on Teaching in Virtual Environments. Destiny Warrior (@destinylwarrior) is a classroom teacher in Mid-Del schools, an adjunct instructor at the University of Oklahoma, and our episode 16 guest on Mentoring for Retention. And Betsy Barrow (@betsybarrow) is a former high school teacher, doctoral candidate, and UNC instructor.