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I have been pondering this question lately: what makes a great history teacher? By lately I mean for the last 19 years or so… and probably will continue to ponder for the next 20 to 30 years, God willing!

Lots of people seem to be experts on this subject, clever clog bloggers all over the place talking about why they are great and giving their strong views on all things history teaching. So what makes me different? Well, nothing really apart from the fact that my entire career model (if you can call it a career?) has been based around attempting to be the best history teacher that I can be. That is all I have ever thought about. Lots of (unneeded) energy has gone into worrying about lessons, classes, ideas, approaches, progress over time, how to teach trickier concepts, why I didn’t get it today…

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