Constructing a Powerful Approach to Teaching and Learning, 3rd Edition
Organized around four “commonplaces of education”—learners and learning, subject matter, teachers and teaching, and classroom environment—Grant and VanSledright’s Elementary Social Studies provides a cohesive, back-to-basics framework to help social studies teachers achieve the potential for...
To Be Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge
Innovative Designs for New Standards
Assessing Historical Thinking and Understanding advocates for a fundamental change in how educators think about making sense of learners’ developing cognition and understanding in history. Author Bruce VanSledright argues that traditional and typical standardized testing approaches are seldom up to...
To Be Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge
On Practices, Theories, and Policy
Every few years in the United States, history teachers go through what some believe is an embarrassing national ritual. A representative group of students sit down to take a standardized U.S. history test, and the results show varied success. Sizable percentages of students score at or below a "...
Published July 5th 2010 by Routledge