When it comes to American public schools, religion is a subject that is particularly touchy. Inspired by the principles that built this nation, there is a general conviction among the population that Church must remain separate from the state, and in this sense, government funded schools are an extension of state. Teachers can often feel … Continue reading A Faith For the Faithless
Within our current political landscape, it can be difficult to navigate thoughtful discussion of historical subject matter. Bringing up topics like the Civil Rights Movement or the Israel-Palestine conflicts can lead to aggressive, closed-minded battles of dogmatic opinions, where it becomes a contest of who can argue the loudest, and ultimately, nothing is achieved. What … Continue reading History: A Pedagogy of Vulnerability
While the purpose of starting this blog was to explore my thoughts and opinions on education, it felt appropriate to begin by telling of the catalyst that set my course for a career in education. I was 16, and I didn't have much of a set path in life. My one major interest was music, … Continue reading The Power of the Teacher’s Passion
Hello, and welcome to my education blog, Education for the Masses! Let me introduce myself: My name is Ben Johnson. I am a University of Oregon graduate with a Bachelor's of Arts in History, and I am currently working towards my Master's of Arts in Teaching (MAT) so that I may become a secondary educator … Continue reading Welcome!