TOP Travel Lessons – #BLOG365 Day 254 #TOPStudyTour @TOPTeachGermany

Two weeks in Germany. Fifteen social studies educators. Two German guides. Four hotels. Three train trips. Countless rides on public transportation of all types. A record of 26,000 steps in one day. And a load of lessons learned. Always take a jacket. I didn't. I had a few sweaters. But, they didn't cut it. The … Continue reading TOP Travel Lessons – #BLOG365 Day 254 #TOPStudyTour @TOPTeachGermany

Museum Monday: Point Alpha – Day 253 #BLOG365 #TOPStudyTour @TopTeachGermany

Two Mondays ago I was at Point Alpha on the Inner German border near Geisa. I knew from the moment I got there I had to blog about the interpretative strategies in the museum. The Point Alpha foundation was established to be a place of commemoration and learning in 2008. For years it was the … Continue reading Museum Monday: Point Alpha – Day 253 #BLOG365 #TOPStudyTour @TopTeachGermany

Museum Monday: Categorizing and Classifying With Museum Objects – #BLOG365 Day 224 #sschat #museumed

  I've had a lot of down time lately, on planes and in airports, so I have been able to review and organize a lot of content from my museum school days. Today I found an activity I used to do with students that I had completely forgotten about. In introducing museums to our students … Continue reading Museum Monday: Categorizing and Classifying With Museum Objects – #BLOG365 Day 224 #sschat #museumed

Museum Monday: Does Real = Impact? – #BLOG365 Day 219

Does Real = Impact?  Completely fascinated with this idea presented in "Museums, Can We Stop Letting Objects Control the Narrative?" Being the object-based learning groupie I am feeling a bit of disequilibrium after reading this. But, the basics I agree with. Story is an important piece of the work of a museum. Dare I say, … Continue reading Museum Monday: Does Real = Impact? – #BLOG365 Day 219

Museum Monday: Exhibiting Project Based Learning: A Collaboration Between Local Museums, University Education Students and Elementary Students – #BLOG365 Day 211 #sschat #artsed

Once again, I have to thank National Boards for reminding me of the amazing projects I was a part of over the last 10 years in education. As I was searching for samples to include in Component 1 I found a presentation I presented with a university partner. For many years our school was partnered … Continue reading Museum Monday: Exhibiting Project Based Learning: A Collaboration Between Local Museums, University Education Students and Elementary Students – #BLOG365 Day 211 #sschat #artsed