Tonight I had a flashback to my social studies teaching days, to the nights when I sat up in bed searching for the perfect object to hook my students for the next day's lesson. Before I got the hang of it, it took me a lot of hunting online to find an object that would … Continue reading Museum Monday: Object-Based Engagement #BLOG365 Day 145 #sschat
Go ahead, take a guess at this Monday's object. Where do you think they came from? What time period? Have they been modified or changed? Do they represent something? I came upon these objects by accident this morning while looking for objects to help a friend with an object-based lesson. Although I just called this … Continue reading Museum Monday: Our Not So Pretty History Through Objects- #BLOG365 Day 72
Last week I did a blog post for ASCD Inservice. I love this info graphic created from my writing. Check out my post, Unleash the Power of Objects in Your Classroom, here.
There has been a little bit of chatter on the #IMMOOC Voxer group about interdisciplinary learning over the last few days. It was also something my accreditation group spent a lot of time discussing last week when we were doing a site visit. True cross-curricular learning seems to be the Holy Grail in teaching. Great … Continue reading Interdisciplinary Learning Done Right: Student Exhibition Projects – #BLOG365 Day 29
I have been smitten with this museum object since the day I laid eyes on it. What could you not love about a mascot dog? Especially one from the postal service? As soon as I knew Owney's story I loved this little mutt even more. In 1888 Owney wandered into a post office in Albany, … Continue reading Museum Monday: Owney the Dog – #BLOG365 Day 19
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
I have always been a collector. As a child I collected Barbies (in the box), ceramics, and Cabbage Patch dolls. I collected books and Russian trinkets and JFK memorabilia. I even had a shopping bag collection at one point growing up. Today my collections are too numerous to count: Liberty Blue, presidential bobble heads or really anything … Continue reading Museum Monday – #BLOG365 Day 5