LEARNING AND THRIVING IN A COMPLEX WORLD

James Paul Gee Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies Regents’ Professor, Arizona State University Arizona, USA There is a lot of talk these days about “fake news.” As teachers, we struggle with how to help our students decide what is and is not “fake news.” In the age of social media, this problem … Continue reading LEARNING AND THRIVING IN A COMPLEX WORLD

HOW TO “HOOK” ‘EM FROM DAY 1

Mark Ehlers, BHP Teacher North Carolina, USA The first day of class is tough on everyone! The students—especially the new freshmen that I teach—are worried about being in high school for the first time. Teachers, on the other hand, worry about trying to “hook” the students right away. The first day really sets the tone … Continue reading HOW TO “HOOK” ‘EM FROM DAY 1

Engaging with Experts in the BHP Teacher Community

Casey Lever, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia Like everyone’s interaction with BHP, mine is evolving. But unlike a lot of the incredibly switched-on people who teach Big History, it takes me time to learn new things. Recently, I’ve begun to pay attention to the BHP Exchanges, reading them and even participating in a couple. In case, … Continue reading Engaging with Experts in the BHP Teacher Community