by Bart Shafer, BHP teacher Washington, USA Will my students just shut down? Can they really succeed with this amount of reading and writing? There’s no way they can keep up with this pace! This is TOO HARD! I teach at the most diverse high school in the state. With 58 languages spoken and kids … Continue reading What’s wrong with rigor? BHP will shift your mindset
I first heard about the Big History Project a few years ago, at a presentation by Bob Bain at the National Council of the Social Studies. The course intrigued me. Why? Well, like many teachers, I was concerned with history so frequently being presented as “one darn thing after another”—simply a list of facts to memorize and forget after the test.
Rachel Hansen, BHP Teacher Iowa, USA Note from BHP Team: Curious to dig even deeper into writing in a BHP classroom? Join Rachel Hansen October 29-31, for a BHP Exchange. Rachel will share more about her experiences with BHP Score and student writing, and you can ask her all the questions you’d like! I love … Continue reading Five Ways to Help Students Become Better Writers