My mission statement:
I believe that most of the world’s problems could be solved with a thorough social studies education. I want to disrupt the traditional classroom by introducing contemporary issues and productive discussion to the school-wide curriculum, developing meaningful lessons that go past dates and names and help kids build critical context for the world they live in, and creating educational materials that are accessible to both young people and the young at heart who wish they had paid more attention in history class.
Emily Glankler holds a Masters degree in History and is currently in her eighth year as a high school history teacher in Austin, Texas. For all eight years, Emily has taught some version of a current events or discussion skills course that gives her unique insight into the value – and potential pitfalls – of introducing contemporary issues into the classroom.
She started the Anti-Social Studies podcast to get her friends and family off her back when they kept asking her to teach them things they should have learned in high school. Now she is passionate about expanding adult access to engaging and useful history education that doesn’t require them to get out of bed.
Emily is also a public speaker who wants to inspire and help other educators use media literacy, tackle current events and make connections between history and the “real world” in their classrooms. (Most recent: “Teaching in the Era of Fake News” at SXSW EDU 2019.) For rates and more information on having Emily lead a training at your school, please fill out the contact form below.
Emily is currently working on a book version of Season 1 of her podcast. Subscribe to her mailing list or follow Anti-Social Studies on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates.