JENNIFER J Gormley

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Hamilton and Jefferson: The Deserving and the Deserter

These two Founding Fathers could hardly be more unlike.<p>The proposal to remove Alexander Hamilton from the ten-dollar bill shows yet again how poorly …

This is what made George Washington 'greatest man in the world'

After the victory over the British at Yorktown, many of the Continental soldiers grew disillusioned with the new American government, as they had not …

It's Shocking How Relevant This 150-Year-Old Denunciation of American Racism Is Today

Exactly 150 years ago this week, just a few months after its founding, <i>The Nation</i> published a scathing article denouncing the racism endemic in the …

The Slave Dwelling Project: Preserving the Structures and Stories of Slavery

When Americans look back on the painful history of slavery, one of the images that often leaps to mind is that of a massive plantation home. But according to preservationist Joseph McGill, while those buildings played a key part in the narrative, they're far from the entire story, especially since …

Slavery, the Nazis and the KKK: We can’t face the past, and it’s poisoning our future

Faulkner’s maxim is truer than ever — and while the whole world struggles with history, America’s denial is toxic<p>No quotation from American literature, with the possible exception of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “boats against the current” passage, is repeated as often or carries as much resonance as …

The Civil War in Color – 28 Stunning Colorized Photos That Bring American Civil War Alive As Never Seen Before

The Civil War comes alive as never before in this extraordinary collection of colorized photographs from the era. Not only does it feature portraits …

What the slaves brought: Africa’s great gift to American cuisine - and the remarkable history of some humble veggies

THE TRANSATLANTIC slave trade was the biggest deportation in history and a determining factor in the world economy of the 18th century. This was a …

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Paris attacks reaction: Condolences and condemnation

PARIS (AP) — World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their comments:<p>WHITE HOUSE:<p>The White House says it has no information to contradict the French government's assessment that the Islamic State carried out the Paris attacks.<p>President Barack …

Face-to-Face vs. Online Learning: Why Is It Either/Or?

In "Reclaiming Conversation," a recent <i>New York Times</i> op-ed piece, Professor Sherry Turkle writes:<p>But it is in this type of conversation -- where we …

Everybody Needs a Coach

Cross-posted on the Eduro Learning BlogRemember when you were a kid and you played a team sport? Or maybe you were like me and played an instrument, …

This teacher learned to stop fighting cellphones in the classroom

The challenge of teaching students who use their mobile devices in class made national headlines after a violent clash between a student and a sheriff's deputy in South Carolina. The Los Angeles Unified School District prohibits "the use of cellular phones or any electronic signaling device by …

17 High-Tech Education Tools

These high-tech education robots, tablets and wearables suggest what classrooms of the future might look like.<p>As class sizes continually increase, …

Teaching Students Cyber Ethics

We can no longer allow educators, leaders or teachers to dismiss technology as unimportant and social media as a nuisance.

School computer coding should start in kindergarten, says P.E.I. tech advocate

Kids need to learn computer coding starting in kindergarten, says P.E.I. technology advocate Maureen Kerr.<p>Nova Scotia has just announced that it is …

3 Virtual Classroom-Management Tools Teachers Love

November 13, 2015<p>Establishing a well-functioning classroom requires a significant amount of planning. Teachers have a long checklist, which includes …

Even With Flipped Classrooms, Teachers Still at Head of The Class

It's become trendy for edtech leaders to call themselves education evangelists, but the ones that matter most stand in front of a classroom every day. The idea that teachers are critical to the edtech process seems pretty straightforward, but it's a lesson that is often lost in the race to deliver …

A plane passenger asked a teacher a kind of rude question about her job. She responded eloquently!

It's annoying when people mistakenly think your job is really simple.<p>Most people's lines of work are more intricate and multilayered than those who …

The Illusion of Inclusion: How We Are Failing Students with Learning Disabilities

The education world is abuzz trying to make sense of disheartening findings that, since 2013, scores in reading and math have gone down or remained stagnant across fourth and eighth grades. What we aren't talking about, however, is the performance of students with disabilities, who continue to lack …