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During last Friday’s brownbag seminar, we discussed how to teach the history of immigration in America. Some of the discussion questions were: what makes immigration to America so appealing? Should we provide historical overview of immigration to America or stick to current debates about the subject? How do we incorporate it into other subjects besides history? Do we teach to appeal to empathy and exclude the more negative side of immigration? Luckily, there were plenty of resources available to help us think about ...
I have a deep interest in mathematical equations and physics, history is by far my least favorite subject. This lack of interest in history means does not stem from an ability to retain all the numerous facts, dates, and other information. I understand history is an important subject and it is important for all students to learn and not disregard it simply because it is too much information. However, the College Board is thinking about
There are many schools across the country who offer Advanced Placement (AP) exams but it is more common among prestigious and high achieving schools. The AP exams should be offered to students in less prestigious schools. It will help the school’s academic image and give an opportunity to less fortunate students who are unable to afford a private school but are capable of applying themselves and doing ...
I am a huge fan of movies. I never really thought much of movies as an educational tool unless I had to watch for an assignment or project.  This is all the more interesting considering I am a visual learner. Most of my peers don’t typically associate “fun” or “excitement” with movies that we have to watch for educational purposes. This is slowly changing in classrooms across the country due to Black Panther. As one of the highest grossing movies of all time and the pop culture moment of the year so far, educators have been using several themes from the movie to ...
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Is detention, suspension, or expulsion a proper way to help an undisciplined or troubled student? I don’t find these solutions worthwhile from an institutional or individual viewpoint. It’s essentially a lose lose situation. For instance, what if the student is the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg? The school might lose out on the potential of the student. On the other hand, the student might miss out on future educational and employment opportunities because of the expulsion. The issue of school discipline has come into sharp focus followin...