Episode 136: Lessons for Findings Lessons Online with Jennifer Gallagher & Elizabeth Bellows

In Episode 136, Dan and Michael chat with Drs. Jennifer Gallagher and Elizabeth Bellows about their recent Social Education article titled, “‘Pinning’ with Pause: Supporting Teachers’ Critical Consumption on Sites of Curriculum Sharing.”

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Episode 136


Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Gallagher, J. L., Swalwell, K. M., & Bellows, M. E. (2019). “Pinning” with Pause: Supporting Teachers’ Critical Consumption on Sites of Curriculum Sharing. Social Education, 83(4), 217-224.
  2. You can find the CRESST (Critical Resources for Elementary Social Studies Teachers) Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CRESST/
  3. Do either of you want to share your work here?
  4. Dan loves the Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt videos
  5. In the first couple chapters of The Teacher Wars, Dana Goldstein discusses the historical roots of the missionary view of teaching.
  6. Journey box article (Alarcón, Holmes, & Bybee, 2015)


Jennifer L. Gallagher is an Assistant Professor of social studies education in the College of Education at East Carolina University where she teaches elementary and middle grades social studies methods courses. She spent five years as a middle grades social studies teacher in Colorado. Her research and her professional efforts focus on supporting teacher candidates, in-service teachers and P-20 students in critical inquiry of the social world. Her work has been published in a number of books and journals. She can be reached at gallagherj17@ecu.edu.

Elizabeth Bellows is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Appalachian State University where she also serves as an Inclusive Excellence Coordinator and Faculty Fellow in the College of Education. She teaches social studies methods courses in elementary and middle grades programs. Her research involves intersections of critical social studies and teacher education in the elementary grades. She recently co-edited (Re)Imagining Elementary Social Studies: A Controversial Issues Reader (Information Age Publishing, 2018), which highlights her efforts to engage pre-service teachers with frameworks of anti-racist and socially just educative practices. She has written several book chapters and her articles have been published in numerous social studies and educational journals. She can be reached at bellowsme@appstate.edu or on Twitter: @lizbellows. You can find her research on, well, ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elizabeth_Bellows.


We would like to thank Zack Seitz of Wylie High School (TX) and the University of North Texas for his editing skills.

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