If my colleagues in history profession care about good historical thinking in US culture they need to hang out more w/ teachers. #listen
— John Fea (@JohnFea1) August 2, 2016
I wrote this tweet in the midst of a great discussion with history teachers (K-16) that spontaneously broke out last night on Twitter. Much of the discussion revolved around how colleges and universities train history teachers and whether or not they are doing it effectively. By my account we had over 50 teachers participate.
For those of you who are interested, we collected all (or most) of the tweets using Storify. You can read them all here.
Julie Guthrie, a New Jersey middle-school history teacher who I had the privilege of getting to know last week during our Gilder-Lehrman Princeton Seminar, has suggested that the conversation continue at #historyteacherchat I will try to jump in at this hashtag whenever I get the chance.