What’s wrong with rigor? BHP will shift your mindset

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

The Power of Vocabulary

Kim Lochner, BHP Teacher Queensland, Australia When my husband collected me from the airport, he warned me that I might get a shock when I got home. Although I’d been away only two weeks, we were experiencing an oppressive Australian summer. There had been scorching temperatures and no rain; everything had turned brown and crisp. … Continue reading The Power of Vocabulary

Big History 2018 Summer Reading List

BHP Team Take it from Big History teachers: Once you start teaching BHP, you begin making connections to texts everywhere. What follows is a list of teacher-recommended books—one per each of the course’s 10 units—generously compiled by veteran BHP teachers Ben Tomlisson and Scott Henstrand. Summer break is the perfect time to deepen your content … Continue reading Big History 2018 Summer Reading List