Dr. Lisa Gilbert Profile picture
scholar of learning within & beyond the classroom. social studies. museums. public & popular history. teacher education. critical inquiry & supporting Ss.
May 2, 2018 16 tweets 7 min read
Thread. Last month I published an article about how resistance within slavery needs to be something we center in social studies classes
#historyed #sschat #socialstudies #slavery #slaveryarchive It's in The History Teacher, but they don't publish online until 6-12 months after the paper copy, so - what with #SlaveryWasAChoice trending & last month's @splcenter @Tolerance_org survey & articles - I'm tweeting through it here
Jan 3, 2018 12 tweets 5 min read
Sometimes you read a research study and it haunts you. For me that's been the case with K. B. McKenzie's "Emotional abuse of students of color: the hidden inhumanity in our schools." eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ831103 All teachers should read this article. #EduColor She's looking at the kind of things we've all heard frustrated teachers say:

"I don’t know how many times I’ve said, ‘You want a mean teacher? I can be mean to you. I would rather be nice, But if you need me to be, hey.’"

In other words: "Why do you make me do this to you?"
Nov 3, 2017 12 tweets 4 min read
Thread. How bad is most K-12 teaching about #slavery? In 2010 I attended a conference session on "best practices." Tweeting their slides now Before I get started, let me say this presentation was given by Ts with a Teaching American History grant for $1M. Was extremely disturbing