Sunday, March 4, 2012

Teaching Blogs-Some Favorites

Many of us are the only teachers of psychology in our schools.  That was one reason we created the Teaching High School Psychology Blog.  However, I suspect that most of us also teach other subjects in addition to Psychology.  I wanted to more directly point you to the other teaching blogs that are out there.

US History Teaching Blog
http://ushistoryeducatorblog.blogspot.com/

World History Teaching Blog
http://worldhistoryeducatorsblog.blogspot.com/

US Government Teaching Blog
http://usgovteducatorsblog.blogspot.com/

Teaching High School Sociology Blog
http://teachinghighschoolsociology.blogspot.com/

Free Technology for Teachers
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/


Teaching High School Psychology Blog (our very own)
http://teachinghighschoolpsychology.blogspot.com/

While I am biased toward these sites since they are written by high school teachers, I wonder if there are others our there.  What other blogs are you currently reading or utilizing?


Posted by Chuck Schallhorn

2 comments:

Julia Tsygan said...

I want to recommend another psych blog, which at least for IB teachers and students is a treasure of resources and ideas: http://cranepsych.edublogs.org/
http://cranepsych2.edublogs.org/

If you're a math teacher, there are incredibly many blogs to follow. The most famous one is probably Dan Myers' http://blog.mrmeyer.com/ and in natural science there is somewhat radical http://shawncornally.com/wordpress/

Overall, through my own teaching (math and psych) and following blogs, I've come to the opinion that math/science teachers care less about what to teach (the curricula don't usually allow much choice) but all the more about how to teach it. In psychology/social science, I think this relationship is reversed. Our psych students can learn the subject well through reading, videos, etc - they are more motivated and independent of the teacher than are math students usually, and the blogs reflect this difference. Personally, I'd really like to read more about teaching strategies in psychology as well. There are websites which describe strategies, such as http://www.udel.edu/dssep/strategies.htm , and I'd like to hear about how teachers actually apply this to teaching psychology.

Rob Mc said...

Thanks for the recommendations, Julia. I also love Shawn Cornally's blog. Really amazing thinking about teaching/learning, and he has written some of the BEST stuff on assessment/grading that I've seen anywhere (including published materials, referred journals, etc.)