Archive for February, 2012

Lesson Plan in Progress: Alliances and World War I

Posted February 29, 2012 By Dave Thomer

In my ongoing effort to find new ways to help my students work through and think through issues, I tried to design a simulation that would give them a rough idea of how the alliance system helped lead into World War I. It still needs some work, and I would definitely do some revisions before […]

EduCon Reflection 2: Thinking About Thinking

Posted February 13, 2012 By Dave Thomer

The middle conversation of my EduCon experience was right up my alley. Jennifer Orr conducted a session on Thinking About Thinking, which encouraged us to think about the processes that we all use while thinking and how we can encourage our students to observe and develop those processes. There is so much content in the […]

EduCon Reflection 1: Inquiry and the Asking of Questions

Posted February 10, 2012 By Dave Thomer

It’s taken two weeks longer than I wanted, but I’m finally getting my EduCon reflections down in written form. It’s from no lack of reflecting on my part . . . I haven’t really stopped thinking about the conversations and experiences, but oddly enough all of that thinking has left me without energy to write. […]