Author Archives: johnbarell

About johnbarell

Currently pursuing the answer to this question: How Do We Know They're Getting Better at 21st Century Skills? K-8 is published; now working on 9-12.

Touching the Eternal

Is a class in argumentation—where we analyze complex issues like immigration, police policies and food stamps—necessarily a good educational experience? Yes, it seems in today’s world we need to be able to function with this capability—to take a stand, see … Continue reading

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Civics, Inquiry and Responsibility

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing on Skype five students from Perkins High School in Sandusky, OH. This interview gave me a different perspective on the role of inquiry in our classrooms and how it can and should … Continue reading

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