Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Welcome back! For many of us, we return to the classroom in the next few weeks. I will try and update the blog at least once a week on Mondays. Some weeks I will have more to post so I will post twice that week. My first post this school year deals with a newsletter/blog that posts free forums each week. The forums are interesting and have to do with trends in education. This week's forum is about future trends in higher education. This is a great topic for those who teach students at any age since it will affect each student that decides to carry on his/her education. You can RSVP here.
For those who start back this week, or already have, I wish you the best this school year. For those who start back later this month, or after Labor Day, be safe and enjoy the rest of your break.
Monday, April 24, 2017
If you feel like depressing your students, or getting them all kinds of fired up, I would suggest having them read this article and watching this video. We are talking about debt in my class and this always leaves them walking out of the room talking so very good economics. You can also show them the US debt clock which will also depress them. I tell them they are the solution to the problem, so they need to start thinking about now.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
I am assuming that, much like me, you have had your spring break and are now back for the home stretch of the school year. I hope everyone had a restful time and is ready to tackle what can be the most difficult time of the year to teach. If you have not signed up for EdTechTeam's email, you should. There are a number of events and books about tech in the classroom on their website. I might have some summer reading ahead of me found on their newly released books tab of their website.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
We are covering factor markets in my classes. This video came up and it led to some great conversation. I disagree with the video, but it does illustrate the fact that we are training students for jobs that are not yet created and the need for them to be thinking outside of the box. Economics taught right does just this. Here is an article that refutes what is brought up in the video.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
If you are looking for lesson plans, many of which can be taught in a US History class, you need look no further than the online CEE classes. These webinars You have to register for the classes. I am looking at the "mini-economy" in my classroom. I always have liked to idea of making my classroom into a functioning mini-economy to be able to illustrate all of the topics we cover in class. There are a number of webinars to choose from, so pick the best one for what you do.