Saturday, December 31, 2016
At Education Week, 7th grade teacher Siobhan Gearty matches her teaching goals with lines from the super-popular musical “Hamilton.” See if you agree.
- The importance of grit:"The $10 founding father without a father / Got a lot farther by working a lot harder / By being a lot smarter / By being a self-starter"
- The power of words:"I wrote my way out of hell / I wrote my way to revolution / I was louder than the crack in the bell"
- The relevance of history: "If we try to fight in every revolution in the world, we never stop / Where do we draw the line?"
“Engaged learners are constantly asking questions about the world around them.” Teaching students to ask, “How did we get here?” and “Who wrote this narrative?” puts them on pathways to the truth.
- The acknowledgement of human error: "I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects / Not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors"
You can read full explanations here.