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Teaching in the Now


by Brian Gibbs - December 12, 2018

This commentary discusses the difficulty and necessity of teaching in “the now,” by responding to ongoing current events that are difficult to teach in our current social, cultural, and political context. The author says these complex moments and ideas need to be taught as they are impacting and affecting students.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 12, 2018
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22599, Date Accessed: 8/23/2019 7:22:32 AM

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  • Brian Gibbs
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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    BRIAN GIBBS is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his work is rooted in the task of teaching, learning, and the potential of schools as sites of individual and collective transformation. His research interests include the possibilities and limits of critical, democratic and justice-oriented pedagogy, as well as the intersection of teacher ideology, choice and decision-making in the implementation of pedagogy and curriculum within complicated socio-political contexts.
 
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