Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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From partisanship to pluralism: Teaching students how to listen to each other 

From partisanship to pluralism: Teaching students how to listen to each other  | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
A teacher-designed discussion protocol helps high school students have productive conversations about their political beliefs.
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An essential part of this is making it OK to disagree. I am intrigued by the Quaker element. Parker Palmer writes from this perspective.
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Using controversy as a teaching tool: An interview with Diana Hess 

Using controversy as a teaching tool: An interview with Diana Hess  | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Teaching students how to engage in civil discussions about important issues is even more essential in an environment as polarized and politicized as America is today. 

 By Joan Richardson 

Kappan: You started your career as a high school social studies teacher in Downers Grove, Ill., which is in
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There has not been a time when controversy has not been essential to teaching. It is cross-curricular in many ways i.e. evolution in Science, politics and social justice in Social Studies, and the writing of people such as Langston Hughes in English.

Today, it involves the deluge of information and trying to understand what is fact-based rather than ideology. Teachers and students become critical theorists in this learning.
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