Introducing oneself on the internet is like wearing one of the red or blue “Hello, My Name Is:” labels ubiquitous at public meetings. One’s writing is often illegible, nervous tics surface through written peculiarities—hearts or “x” over “i,” BOLD ALL CAPS, etc.—and one has to wonder how many people really care enough to learn yet another new name.
It is with this overwhelming spirit of optimism that I introduce myself and this blog. Live American History was started to accomplish a few specific goals:
This is my eighth year in the classroom as a social studies teacher and I've taught a variety of classes at the high-school, college, and now middle-school level. What have I learned from the variety of my classroom experiences? Here’s the short list:
Make sure to follow me on Twitter @theshoe_CMS.
I'm glad to have you along for the ride!