Teaching for a Living Democracy
What does it look like, sound like, feel like to teach for a “living democracy”? This episode of NWP Radio features Philadelphia educator Joshua Block talking about his book Teaching for a Living Democracy: Project-Based Learning in the English and History Classroom. In this book Joshua unpacks the ways he works to make school a place where students can reconfigure understandings of themselves, their capabilities, and their roles in the world.
Our discussion features student work, classroom resources, and prompts teachers to consider ways to create living democracies in their own contexts. Joshua has provided his slideshow as a resource for teachers; also see the first two pages of the book, courtesy of Teacher College Press.