Teaching Ravenclaw-like Students and Feelings of Inadequacy

I was told a few weeks ago that I would be teaching Advanced Placement students and for a moment I was excited, I would finally be teaching the better behaved students. Like Ravenclaws, these students would be more interested in learning. Then I pictured Ravenclaw students sitting in front of me and I imagined them … Continue reading Teaching Ravenclaw-like Students and Feelings of Inadequacy

Debate: Are Violent Protests Ever Justified?

"We need to remember that to be human means to be humane." This is how one of my students ended her rebuttal following a statement by another student about Nat Turner's use of violence to invite a slave rebellion. Today we ended our Civil Rights Unit with the following debate: Are Violent Protests Ever Justified? … Continue reading Debate: Are Violent Protests Ever Justified?