Museum Monday: The Feejee Mermaid – #BLOG365 Day 12

When P.T. Barnum took control of Scudder's American Museum in 1841, the American public was brimming with social confidence. Ordinary people were empowered like they had never been. Individual learning was prized and the American Museum in New York City catered to this demand by offering an eclectic collection of natural history, illusion, and entertainment. … Continue reading Museum Monday: The Feejee Mermaid – #BLOG365 Day 12

The Textbook is Not the Curriculum – #BLOG365 Day 9

Last night I was watching Kindergarten Cop. There is a scene where Arnold Schwarzenegger walks over to get help from Penelope Ann Miller; her character is  a teacher. He knocks on her classroom door and she is sitting on her desk teaching an English lesson. I don't even know if I can use the word teaching. It … Continue reading The Textbook is Not the Curriculum – #BLOG365 Day 9