Author: Brian

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What Are You Doing for Self-care This Year?

2020 has been a helluva year. It brought an end to the Trump presidency, so maybe civics education can get back to normal next year. But it also brought Covid – and along with it remote learning and lots of anxiety. Teaching remotely is tough, but going to work in a school building where Covid […]

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What Are Your Best Tips to Teach Civics Remotely?

Student working at a desk, learning remotely.

When COVID-19 prompted schools to physically close last spring, one of your first thoughts was probably, “How am I going to teach remotely?” More specifically, “How am I going to teach civics remotely?” Virtual learning poses a lot of problems, and teachers around the country struggled to address those issues all spring. As the fall […]

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This Week in Civics: State of Wisconsin and Civic Agents in Massachusetts

Students giving speeches, like in Project soapbox, is a great form of civics education.

I have a Google alert set up to flag news stories about “civics education,” and at the end of every week I like to look back on these stories and reflect on what’s going on around the country in civics. This week, we’ve got a lengthy article from Isthmus about the state of civics education […]

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