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Heart to Heart: The Deep Tracks of Social Education
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About the Book
The purpose of this book is to influence the educator towards creativity and independent thinking with regard to methods and building relationships in the classroom. Although these strategies are presented in the context of social studies and related courses, they are mostly general in nature; they can easily be adapted to other disciplines. The same goes for age and grade appropriateness. All of the methods are flexible; all they need is the teacher’s imagination.
This book is not meant to be read cover-to-cover. Rather, it is designed as a practical tool that can be browsed for curriculum solutions as the needs arise. As teachers read about these methods, theories, and resources, we hope that they’ll think about how to apply them in their own classrooms.
About the Authors
Dr. Jerry Worley has been a teacher of social studies for twenty seven years. For the first eleven, he taught in Montana and for the last sixteen he has taught at three universities in their education studies departments: The University of Southern Mississippi, Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
Jozette Weber received both her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire where she majored in communication sciences and disorders. Jozette is currently completing her clinical fellowship year as a Speech-Language Pathologist at a healthcare facility in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She is working with people who have rehabilitative and long term care needs in the areas of cognition, speech, language, and swallowing.
Luke Wolfe is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire where he majored in middle childhood and early adolescence with a minor in social studies. Luke is currently working in the healthcare software implementation field.
Table of Contents
Quick Bridge Builders
Political Science and Civics Methods
Unasked for Advice