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Dan Marcus

Dan Marcus

Dan Marcus teaches at John Stark High School in Weare.

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3-Minute Civics: Bridging divisive concepts

By: - December 3, 2021

Early in my teaching career, I learned an important classroom management strategy called the “low card” approach. Basically, the idea is to do the least aggressive thing to get a student to stop a bad behavior. For example, if a student is being disruptive, rather than going to the harshest response, a.k.a. the “nuclear option,” […]

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The "Tribute in Light" memorial at the World Trade Center

3-Minute Civics: Today’s living history

By: - September 23, 2021

On Friday, Sept. 10, at 8:46 a.m., my principal got on the P.A. system and spoke about the 20th anniversary of 9/11. When he was done, we all stood in my classroom and recited the Pledge of Allegiance along with him. Afterward, I turned to my class, an honors Civics class called “We the People,” […]