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Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

655 EpisodesProduced by Keri RobertsWebsite

This is a personal growth, self-help podcast with inspirational stories, mindset education and actionable tips to help you connect better to yourself and others and live an extraordinary life.


Teaching History to Kids in a Way that Engages Them

In episode 481, I chat with Joe Refinski, a history teacher.

Listen as he talks about:

  • How he fell in love with the subject of history as a kid
  • Why he chose to teach history vs. being a lawyer
  • How he knew he was supposed to be a history teacher
  • Where his passion comes from
  • How he keeps his excitement for teaching when things can be challenging 
  • Why he chose to get involved in writing the standards 
  • How he engages his students and lets them have their voice be heard
  • How he teaches each student how they learn best and gets them to think
  • Why he feels reading and writing is important for kids to learn well
  • His thoughts on the pandemic with his view on history and how it will be taught in the future
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