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Thomas Leischner

About the Author: Thomas Leischner has worked with Philadelphia students in a variety of contexts. He has served as a long-term substitute teacher in various schools in the region and as a social studies teacher at an alternative, therapy-centered high school. After three summers teaching at the Penn Museum’s “Anthropologists in the Making” camp, he began as a full-time educator working on the Museum’s 9-12 grade initiatives and Unpacking the Past, a free program that serves Philadelphia public and Title 1 charter schools. You can reach him at: and on Twitter @ThomasLeischner

Recent Posts by Thomas Leischner

Selling When We Should Be Investing

Category: Education & Interpretation
When I was a classroom teacher, I assumed that a field trip would never be worth it: not worth the money my school didn’t have, nor the time I didn’t have, nor the learning my students …

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