Some of the most widely shared and most frequently visited posts at Blue Book Diaries:

The Typical U.S. College Professor Makes $3,556 Per Course

Analysis of the AAUP’s Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession for 2020-2021

My Favorite First-Day Activity

How a simple class discussion exercise called “The History of Your Lifetime” gets students to teach themselves fundamental concepts of historical thinking

How to Reframe the Civil War in the Classroom

Recommendations for teachers who want to avoid promoting discredited and dehumanizing propaganda about the United States’ defining war

“Many Students Are Now Taught in School to Hate Their Own Country”

My response to the “1776 Report,” a statement on U.S. history education that was issued by the Donald Trump administration in its final days

How to Study a History Textbook

A popular guide for students in high school and college, based on crowdsourced recommendations from other teachers

The Conservatism of My Teaching: Seven Elements

How my history teaching, in a pragmatic and flexible way, shows seven conservative characteristicswhich have almost nothing to do with partisan politics

How to Find Good History Books: A Rough and Incomplete Guide for the Perplexed

Four pieces of advice for readers trying to find better works of history to read

PowerPoint Basics for Historians (series)

A continuing series of posts explaining ways to use PowerPoint more effectively

The Liberal Arts, the People, and the Pandemic

How the COVID-19 crisis exposes the importance of making an integrated liberal-arts education available to the whole public