Teacher of the Year: Finding and Tending your Fire

Michael Skomba, BHP Teacher Leader, Somerset County Teacher of the Year New Jersey, USA A note from the author: One of things I find most rewarding about teaching Big History is the course’s ability to not only differentiate, but also its ability to raise the bar for students of all backgrounds. I believe that the “de-siloing” … Continue reading Teacher of the Year: Finding and Tending your Fire

Modeling Expert Learning: Letting Go of Knowing It All

Lisa Beth Carey, Assistant Director, Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education, Kennedy Krieger Institute Maryland, USA Note from BHP Team: The topic of “lead learning” comes up a lot in discussions about teaching the Big History Project course. Big History is interdisciplinary and covers a wide range of knowledge and methods, which can … Continue reading Modeling Expert Learning: Letting Go of Knowing It All

The results are in: What parents are saying about Big History

Todd Nussen, Big History Teacher New York, USA Like many teachers, I used to dread Back-to-School Night. After a long day of work, I had to come back to school and hope my presentation ran so long that I wouldn’t have time to answer any questions from parents I might be unprepared for. That is, until the … Continue reading The results are in: What parents are saying about Big History