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

by Bart Shaffer, 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

Five Ways to Help Students Become Better Writers

Rachel Hansen, BHP Teacher Iowa, USA Note from BHP Team: In this post, Rachel mentions Big History's free essay-scoring service, BHP Score. You can learn more about BHP Score here.  I love to write, but I haven’t always. When I left my small, rural high school for the opportunity of a big university education, I … Continue reading Five Ways to Help Students Become Better Writers