I Think I Just Found My Campaign Manager

Jay Eldred is a “book-reading, coffee-drinking, marathon-running history teacher who blogs at Running in My Head.

I don’t think I have ever met Jay, but I am officially appointing him as my campaign manager for the Junto Blog’s March Madness tournament! 🙂

Here is a taste of his recent post at Running in my Head:

The championship college basketball tournament brings out the best and worst of everyone as teams vie for supremacy. Go Huskies!

The game has spawned several copycats, but perhaps none so academic as The Junto’s March Madness – a tournament of journal articles.

The tournament is still open for nominations, but only until tomorrow (Sunday, March 6) at 5:00 PM EST.

Not sure what to nominate? I humbly suggest “The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian’s Rural Enlightenment” by John Fea.

Speaking of John Fea, if you teach history / social studies you should subscribe to his blogand listen to his podcast. He really does a wonderful job examining the intersection of academic study with the reality of teaching living, breathing human beings.

My 2003 JAH article has been nominated and “seconded.”  Now all we can do is sit and wait to see if the committee gives us a spot in the field of 64!

2 thoughts on “I Think I Just Found My Campaign Manager

  1. We have never met; I was introduced to your work through some of my acquaintances teaching at the college level and found it stimulating and invigorating. I’ve been able to use some of your writing to supplement my classes, which needed bolstering after our state decided American History should be a 2-credit class, effectively making it a 2-year course at our private school. Keep up the good work and asking thought-provoking questions.


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