From Spectators to Participants: Using Videos to Promote Engagement in the History Classroom

Malia McAndrew is an educator based in Cleveland, Ohio. She has taught introductory history material to a range of audiences, including middle and high school students, undergraduates, medical students, and incarcerated women. Malia believes that studying the American past can help us to think about the future we want to co-create together. Malia McAndrewImage Credit: …

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Climate Anxiety? Inject A Note of Grounded Optimism

David Montgomery is a professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington. He received his B.S. in geology at Stanford University (1984) and his Ph.D. in geomorphology from UC Berkeley (1991). Montgomery studies the evolution of topography and the influence of geomorphological processes on ecological systems and human societies. He is the author …

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Worried About Annual Evaluations? Utilize Media to Show Off Your Success

Rebekah Johnson taught high school Spanish for 8 years in the United States and the United Kingdom. She spent much of that time as Head of Department, training her colleagues on best practices for teaching and the incorporation of Canvas into the classroom. She earned her B.A. in Spanish and secondary education in Charlotte, NC, …

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Active Learning in the Online Classroom: Apply Knowledge Activities

Dr. Julia M. Gossard is associate dean for research in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, associate professor of history, and distinguished associate professor of honors education at Utah State University. Dr. Gossard is a proponent of high-impact, innovative teaching, and her teaching portfolio at the graduate and undergraduate levels is expansive with specialties …

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The Norton Guide to Equity-Minded Teaching: A Sneak Peek

Written by faculty development experts (Isis Artze-Vega, Flower Darby, Bryan Dewsbury, and Mays Imad), this peer-to-peer teaching guide offers concrete steps to help any instructor striving to ensure all students—and, in particular, historically underserved students—have an equal chance for success. Distilling key principles of equity-minded pedagogy into manageable units, The Norton Guide to Equity-Minded Teaching equips faculty …

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What Can Young People Do?: Collective Action and People-Powered Politics

Hahrie Han is the Inaugural Director of the SNF Agora Institute, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Political Science, and Faculty Director of the P3 Research Lab at Johns Hopkins University.  Her award-winning work has been published in the American Political Science Review,  American Sociological Review,  American Journal of Sociology, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), …

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How to Apply Your Degree in Sociology to Any Career 

Karen Sternheimer teaches in the sociology department at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses primarily on moral panics, youth, and popular culture, and she is editor of the Everyday Sociology Reader (W. W. Norton, 2020). Her commentary has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and the San Jose Mercury News. This article was originally posted …

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Arguing with American History 

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, where she teaches classes in evidence, historical methods, the humanities, creative writing, and American history. She is the author of many books, including the best-selling These Truths, which she has expanded into a two-volume textbook edition (publishing December 2022). She …

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The Power of Students Teaching Students 

Geraldine Woods has taught every level of English from fifth grade through Advanced Placement at both St. Jean Baptiste High School and the Horace Mann School in New York City. She is the author of more than fifty books, including Independent Study That Works: Designing a Successful Program, and the creator of the Grammarian in the …

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IMPACT Student Study Skills 

Dr. Sarah Grison is an associate professor of psychology at Parkland College and the coordinator for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. She is a coauthor of the introductory psychology textbook Psychology in Your Life, which was recently published in its Fourth Edition. This article was adapted from a virtual workshop, and the …

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