- Published: Thursday, 26 February 2015 13:59
March is Women’s History Month, both a helpful reminder to include women’s perspectives in the social studies we teach every month, and to set aside some time this month to highlight the contributions of girls and women. But when we look beyond the outsized shadow of dead-white-men’s history, the female half of the world population has thousands of years of documented history to pick from, so how do we choose what to teach this month?
Are you Pinteresting? Well, lots of educators are. The PEW Research Center has found that 28 percent of online users are using Pinterest(compared to only 23 percent using Twitter). Women dominate Pinterest with 42 percent of women online using the site. With over 80 percent of teachers being women (PDF, 1.5MB), it makes sense that teachers are all over Pinterest sharing ideas for lesson plans, centers, and resources.
Pinterest is different from other sites. When you pin something, people will be looking at and repinning it years later. Pinterest may be the secret powerhouse of educational sharing. Here are 20 power tips that you can use in many areas of schools and your classroom.
The desire to change someone is the beginning of a downward spiral.
People struggle their entire lives to make a name for themselves. Taylor Mali managed it with a single speech given at a Chicago poetry slam contest in 2000.
In his talk, Mali, a New York City middle school teacher at the time, told the audience how he’d responded to a lawyer’s anti-teacher remark. “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach,’” the lawyer had said, before asking Mali how much he made