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Teaching Politics

Teacher Under Fire For Politically-Charged Sign In Classroom

Posted 10.31.2012 | Education

South Carolina teacher Laurie Humphrey has been removed from the classroom for a politically charged sign placed in her classroom, WLTX reports. Th...

Election 2012: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Jonathan Haber | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Jonathan Haber

Like many parents who work in the education field, I noticed gaps in the curricula my children were studying in school. Specifically, critical thinking. Fortunately, an election year offers the perfect time to teach (and learn) the fundamentals.

Teachers Do Not Have to Be Political Eunuchs

Randy Turner | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

My political viewpoints are never front and center in my classroom. I am more interested in hearing what the students think and especially, in how well they express those opinions, both verbally and in writing.

The Teacher's Great Challenge: Staying Neutral with Students during a Contentious Election

Larry Strauss | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

It is election time again and as many of us use the moment in the teaching of government, political science, rhetoric, and history I hope we all remember what it means to be a teacher.

Come on Baby Light My Fire -- Teachers Combine 'Voices' to Ignite Change

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 11.05.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

We wonder why interest in politics or issues of our times don't seem to register with young people. For high school students, just stop and put yourself in their shoes and now consider how to make sense of the prime-time speeches.

Ideology in the Classroom: Teaching Politics During a Presidential Election

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 08.29.2012 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

But as a political communication scholar, I know that many students look to faculty like me to make sense of a complex and often contradictory political world. But how do we make sure that politics don't enter the conversation about, well, politics?