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 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!


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 71: The Big Social Studies Conference Review

In episode 71, Dan and Michael talk about and Dan interviews award winners, presenters, and attendees at the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) 2017 Annual Conference in San Francisco, California.

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