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November 27, 1095: Pope Urban II Orders First Crusade
On this day in 1095, Pope Urban II called for the reclamation of the Holy Land by all Christians in Europe to wage war against Muslim occupancy, giving rise to the Crusades. Pope Urban II delivered this influential sermon at the Council of Clermont in France, inciting the first of seven major, brutal military campaigns fought over the next two centuries.
Check out FRONTLINE’s “Apocalypticism Explained” for an interview featuring Norman Cohn, a fellow of the British Academy, who reveals how the Crusades began.
Image: Painting of Pope Urban II Preaching the First Crusade in the Square of Clermont (Francesco Hayez/Wikimedia Commons).
You as well! Happy Thanksgiving!
If I have any advice it is don’t worry! It sounds like your core teacher was very unprofessional and obviously not a good mentor. You are very lucky to be part of the new breed, who understands pedagogy better than most who have taught for years and years. Make sure that your procedures are practiced and enforced in the first few days, expectations and learning targets are clear, and build lessons that are fun and engaging. If you don’t buy in to your own teaching, then your students won’t either. If it comes time to discipline, make sure you follow through on the consequences you have in place. Things might be a little tough at first, but you’ll find your groove and it will be a blast. Let me know how it goes and if you have any more questions. Good luck!